from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several small finches of the genus Carduelis of northern North America and Eurasia, especially C. flammea, having a red crown and black chin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various finches in the genus Carduelis, which have characteristic red markings on their heads.
  • n. A redhead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of small northern finches of the genus Acanthis (formerly Ægiothus), native of Europe and America. The adults have the crown red or rosy. The male of the most common species (Acanthis linarius) has also the breast and rump rosy. Called also redpoll linnet. See Illust. under linnet.
  • n. The common European linnet.
  • n. The American redpoll warbler (Dendroica palmarum).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small fringilline bird of the genus Ægiothus (or Acanthis), the male of which has a crimson poll, a rosy-red breast, and the plumage streaked with flaxen and dusky brown and white.
  • n. The red-polled warbler, or palm-warbler, of North America, Dendrœca palmarum, having a chestnut-red poll: more fully called yellow redpoll. See palm-warbler.
  • n. plural A modern breed of hornless cattle, originating in Norfolk and Suffolk, of good size, round, smooth, and small-boned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small siskin-like finch with a red crown
  • n. small siskin-like finch with a red crown and a rosy breast and rump


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