A male chaffinch on a twig.
a small European finch (Fringilla coelebs) that has a white patch on each shoulder: often kept in a cage as a pet
Origin of chaffinchOld English ceaffinc: see chaff and amp; finch: it eats chaff and grain
A small European songbird (Fringilla coelebs) having reddish-brown plumage and a blue-gray cap in the male.
Origin of chaffinchMiddle English chaffinche, from Old English ceaffinc : ceaf, chaff, husk + finc, finch.