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  • n. Alternative form of aberdevine.

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  • Obsolete British local common name for siskin or perhaps alderfinch. Also aberdevine, aberdavine, abadavine, or abber de vine. Recorded in H.K. Swann's A dictionary of English and folk-names of British birds; with their history, meaning, and first usage, and the folk-lore, weather-lore, legends, etc., relating to the more familiar species (1913).

    January 30, 2010