from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of northern Eurasia, having black, white, and rust-brown plumage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The European mountain finch (Fringilla montifringilla); -- called also bramble finch and bramble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common European conirostral oscine passerine bird, of the family Fringillidæ, Fringilla montifringilla, or mountain-finch, closely related to and resembling the chaffinch, F. cælebs, but larger. Also called bramble-finch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian finch
Probably from Old English *bræmbling : bræmbel, bramble + -ling, one connected with; see -ling1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)