Definition of finch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɪntʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪntʃ//
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(often in compounds) a small bird with a short beak. There are several types of finch. see also bullfinch, chaffinch, goldfinch See related entries: Birds Word Origin Old English finc, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vink and German Fink.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: finch