bullfinch

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʊlfɪntʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bŏŏlfinch′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bull•finch /ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Birdsa finch of Europe and Asia, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back with a rosy breast.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bull•finch1  (bŏŏlfinch′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsa European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, often kept as a pet, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back and a rosy breast.
  2. Birdsany of several related or similar birds.
  • bull1 (perh. in sense "bull-necked'') + finch 1560–70

bull•finch2  (bŏŏlfinch′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta hedge high enough to impede mounted hunters.
  • of uncertain origin, originally 1825–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bullfinch /ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ/ n
  1. a common European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula: the male has a bright red throat and breast, black crown, wings, and tail, and a grey-and-white back
  2. any of various similar finches
Etymology: 14th Century: see bull1, finch; probably so called from its stocky shape and thick neck
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