Brambling meaning

brămblĭng
A brightly colored, migrating finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of Europe.
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A finch, Fringilla montifringilla of northern Eurasia, the male having a black head in summer and an orange breast with white belly and a long white rump.
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The picking of blackberries.
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A migratory finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of northern Eurasia, having black, white, and rust-brown plumage.
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Origin of brambling

  • Probably from Old English bræmbling bræmbel bramble -ling one connected with –ling1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition