- 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 s&imacron;sken, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of s&imacron;s, from Middle Low German cs&imacron;tze, probably from Czech číž, of imitative origin.