goldfinch goldfinch  /ˈɡoʊld ˌfɪntʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
  2. (n) small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings

Usage(s):

  1. I had hoped someone would put the goldfinch back in the cage.
  2. To the Egyptians the hawk represented the sun god; to early Christians the goldfinch depicted the crucifixion.
  3. The symbols of mortalitya guttering candle, a menacing owl, a goldfinchlurk in the background, but the foreground is far from heroic.

News

  • Two birds test chronic positive for West Nile

    An American Goldfinch from Redwood City and a red-shouldered hawk from Emerald Hills tested positive for West Nile virus, according to officials from the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

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