Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The chaffinch, Fringilla cælebs, whose cry is thought to foretell. rain. See cut under chaffinch.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. The chaffinch, whose cry is thought to foretell rain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, dialect The chaffinch.

Etymologies

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wet +‎ bird; the chaffinch's cry was believed to foretell rain.

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