brambling definition by Webster's New World
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a brightly colored, migrating finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of Europe
Origin: earlier bramline, probably ; from bramble
brambling definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of northern Eurasia, having black, white, and rust-brown plumage.
Origin: Probably from Old English *brǽmbling : brǽmbel, bramble + -ling, one connected with; see -ling1.