(Science: zoology) a beautiful bright-coloured 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, fools coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William.

The yellow-hammer.

a small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird.

The name is also applied to other yellow finches, especially. To several additional American species of Spinus.

Origin: as. Goldfinc. See gold, and finch.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,597 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link