twite

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/twaɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(twīt)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
twite (twīt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsa small finch, Carduelis flavirostris, of northern Europe, having streaked brown plumage and, in the male, a pink breast.
  • imitative 1555–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
twite /twaɪt/ n
  1. a N European finch, Acanthis flavirostris, with a brown streaked plumage
Etymology: 16th Century: imitative of its cry
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