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

 

linnet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɪnɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪnɪt//
 
Birds
 
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a small brown and grey bird of the finch family See related entries: Birds Word Origin early 16th cent.: from Old French linette, from lin ‘flax’ (because the bird feeds on flaxseeds).