Meaning of LINNET in English
(Carduelis, sometimes Acanthis, cannabina), seed-eating European finch of the family Carduelidae (order Passeriformes). It is 13 centimetres (5 inches) long and brown streaked, with a white-edged forked tail; the crown and breast of the male is red. It is a hedgerow singer, and flocks forage for seeds in open country. The house finch (see rosefinch) of the United States is often called linnet.
Britannica English vocabulary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012