Siskin meaning

sĭskĭn
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.
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A Eurasian finch (Carduelis spinus) with yellow-green plumage and black markings.
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A small green and yellow European finch, Carduelis Spinus spinus or Carduelis spinus.
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Any of various similar birds in the genera Carduelis and Serinus.
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Origin of siskin

  • Obsolete Dutch sīsken from Middle Dutch diminutive of sīs from Middle Low German csītze probably from Czech číž of imitative origin

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

  • From dialectal German Sisschen, Zeischen, diminutive form of Middle High German zisec, apparently ultimately from Proto-Slavic (compare e.g. Polish czyżik).

    From Wiktionary