fringillid[ae]


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fringillidae \Fringillidae\ n.
   A natural family of birds of the finch group having short
   conical bills adapted for eating seeds, including finches,
   goldfinches, bullfinches, chaffinches, siskins, canaries,
   cardinals, grosbeaks, crossbills, linnets, and buntings. This
   family at one time included the sparrows of the family
   Emberizinae, but has more recently been restricted in
   usage.

   Syn: family Fringillidae.
        [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
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