Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of a number of finches (genus Acanthis) with a red patch on the head and a black chin
Origin: red plush poll
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.