aberdevine

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.ə.dəˌvaɪn/, /ˈæb.ɚ.dəˌvaɪn/

Noun[edit]

aberdevine (plural aberdevines)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects) The Eurasian siskin or spruce siskin, Spinus spinus, a small green and yellow finch related to the goldfinch. [mid-18th century][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “aberdevine” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.