Meaning of LINNET in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈli-nət ]


Etymology: Middle French linette, from lin flax, from Latin linum; from its feeding on flax seeds

Date: circa 1530

: a common small brownish Old World finch ( Acanthis cannabina ) of which the male has red on the breast and crown during breeding season

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.