Origin of verdinFr, yellowhammer
Origin of verdinProbably from a variant of French verdon, verdier, yellowhammer, from vert, green (in reference to the yellowish-green hue of the yellowhammer's body), from Old French verd; see verdant.
- A small yellow-headed bird (Auriparus flaviceps) of Lower California, allied to the titmice; the goldtit.
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