- a Eurasian finch (Carduelis spinus) with yellow-green plumage and black markings
- pine siskin
Origin of siskinvia Flemish or Dutch from German zeischen, diminutive of zeizig from Czech ?ížek, diminutive of ?íž (akin to Polish czyz, Russian ?iž), of echoic origin, originally
Any of several small finches, such as Spinus spinus, a greenish-yellow finch of Eurasia and northern Africa, or the pine siskin of North America.
Origin of siskinObsolete Dutch sīsken from Middle Dutch diminutive of sīs from Middle Low German csītze probably from Czech číž of imitative origin