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Meaning of goldfinch

gold•finch

Pronunciation: (gōld'finch"), [key]
— n.
  1. a European finch, Carduelis carduelis, having a crimson face and wings marked with yellow.
  2. any of certain related American finches of the genus Carduelis, as C. tristis, the male of which has yellow body plumage in the summer.
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