from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A linnet.

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  • n. A linnet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A linnet. Also lintywhite.
  • n. A skylark or wood-warbler.

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

  • n. small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead


By folk etymology from Middle English linkwhitte, alteration of Old English līnetwige : līn, flax; see linseed + -twige, plucker, eater.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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