any of various small, yellow or yellowish-green Eurasian finches of a genus (Serinus) that includes the canary, esp. a European species (S. serinus)
Origin of serinFr, probably from Old Provençal serena, bee-eater, a green bird from Late Latin sirena, for Classical Latin siren, siren
Any of several Eurasian or African finches of the genus Serinus having yellow or greenish plumage, especially S. serinus of Europe and northern Africa.
Origin of serinFrench from Old French perhaps from Old Provençal serena a kind of bird from Late Latin sīrēna from Latin sīrēn from Greek seirēn
- Any of various small finches in the genus Serinus, with largely yellow plumage.