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NOUN (2)

1. American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer;
[syn: New World goldfinch, goldfinch, yellowbird, Spinus tristis]

2. small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings;
[syn: goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Goldfinch \Gold"finch`\, n. [AS. goldfinc. See Gold, and Finch.] (Zool.) (a) A beautiful bright-colored European finch (Carduelis elegans). The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; -- called also goldspink, goldie, fool's coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William. (b) The yellow-hammer. (c) A small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is also applied to other yellow finches, esp. to several additional American species of Spinus. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

goldfinch n 1: American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer [syn: New World goldfinch, goldfinch, yellowbird, Spinus tristis] 2: small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and- black wings [syn: goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis]