lettuce-bird

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lettuce-bird (plural lettuce-birds)

  1. (US dialect) A goldfinch.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 112:
      ‘And Len Rhodes said you looked when you danced for all the world “like a lettuce-bird a-flying.”’