from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of birds including the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) and purple finch (Carpodacus purpurea).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An extensive genus of beautiful oscine passerine birds, of the family Fringillidæ; the purple finches or purple bull-finches, species of which are found in both hemispheres.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. house finches and purple finches


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