Meaning of LINNET in English

LINNET

■ noun a mainly brown and grey finch with a reddish breast and forehead. [Genus Acanthis : three species.]

Origin

C16: from OFr. linette , from lin 'flax' (because the bird feeds on flaxseeds).

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