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Definition of "siskin" []

  • Any of several small finches, such as Carduelis spinus, a greenish-yellow finch of Eurasia related to the goldfinch, or the pine siskin of North America. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "siskin" in a sentence
  • "Adult male Ethiopian black-headed siskin, Serinus nigriceps, also known as the Ethiopian siskin or (African/Abyssinian) black-headed siskin, or the black-headed serin, photographed at Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (Africa)."
  • "Response: This is adult male black-headed siskin, Serinus nigriceps."
  • "Some bird was active in the bush behind me, a siskin, I supposed, or possibly a thrush."