from The Century Dictionary.

  • Finch-like; fringillaceous or fringilliform; in a restricted sense, of or pertaining to the Fringillinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the family Fringillidæ; characteristic of finches; sparrowlike.

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  • adjective zoology Pertaining to the family Fringillidae, the true finches.


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  • W cygnine swan W anatine duck 1862-1893 dacelonine kingfisher W OOsW didine dodo 1885 OW avine bird 1881 OW falconine falcon OW buteonine buzzard fringilline finch 1874 -

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1 1977


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  • Of or pertaining to finches.

    February 12, 2008

  • "The housesparrow, Passer domesticus, a fringilline bird of Europe, which has been imported and naturalized in America, Australia, and other countries."

    May 5, 2022