What is another word for linnet?

Pronunciation: [lˈɪnɪt] (IPA)

Linnet is a small bird that belongs to the finch family. Its scientific name is Carduelis cannabina. Synonyms for the word linnet include chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, and siskin. Chaffinch, with its blue-grey crown, pink breast and white stripes, is a common bird found in garden shrubs. Greenfinch, with its green and yellow plumage, is found in gardens, parks, and farmland. Goldfinches are small and brightly colored birds with red faces and yellow wings. Siskins, with their yellow-green feathers and black wings, are often found in the coniferous forests of North America. Regardless of which synonym is used, the linnet and its related birds are a beautiful and fascinating presence in nature.

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What are the hypernyms for Linnet?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Linnet

Above, on the giant downs, were stony waste places, and heather and gorse, where the rabbits live, and had for neighbours the adder, linnet, and wheatear, and the small grey titlark that soared up and dropped back to earth all day to his tinkling little tune.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
He replies, that his song is but like that of the linnet-joyous indeed when her brood first flies, but sad when the nest has been rifled of her young.
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty
The pheasant ventured with her young brood beyond the cover-edge; the partridge carried her chicks across the stubble; and finch, sparrow, and linnet were forming their respective families into full-fledged cohorts-in preparation for those dark, chill days, when they should need such companionship to cheer them.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Linnet

  • Love is made out of ecstasy and wonder; Love is a poignant and accustomed pain. It is a burst of Heaven-shaking thunder; It is a linnet's fluting after rain.
    Joyce Kilmer
  • “You said in our old ash-tree a bird had built its nest ; Perhaps this very linnet has there its place of rest. Now who will keep his little ones when night begins to fall ? They have no other shelter, and they will perish all. There'll be no more sweet singing within that lonely grove ; Now, Henry, free your prisoner, I pray you, for my love. Our father is a soldier, and in some distant war He too might be a prisoner in foreign lands afar.”
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • Wearied then and glad of rest, Like the linnet in the nest.
    Ambrose Philips
  • Hail to thee, far above the rest In joy of voice and pinion! Thou, linnet! in thy green array, Presiding spirit here to-day, Dost lead the revels of the May; And this is thy dominion.
    William Wordsworth
  • To be choked with hate May well be of all evil chances chief. If there’s no hatred in a mind Assault and battery of the wind Can never tear the linnet from the leaf.
    William Butler Yeats

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