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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gold·finch /-ˌfɪnʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gold·finch n.  Zool. (a) A beautiful bright-colored European finch (Carduelis elegans). The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; -- called also goldspink, goldie, fool's coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William. (b) The yellow-hammer. (c) A small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird.
 Note:The name is also applied to other yellow finches, esp. to several additional American species of Spinus.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
           [syn: New world goldfinch, yellowbird, Spinus
      2: small European finch having a crimson face and
         yellow-and-black wings [syn: Carduelis carduelis]