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- n. The chaffinch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chaffinch, whose cry is thought to foretell rain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chaffinch, Fringilla cælebs, whose cry is thought to foretell. rain. See cut under chaffinch.
wet + bird; the chaffinch's cry was believed to foretell rain. (Wiktionary)