subfamily Carduelinae

noun
used in some classifications for a subgroup of finches
Syn: ↑Carduelinae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Fringillidae, ↑family Fringillidae

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  • Carduelinae — n. a subfamily of birds consisting of the old world finches, many of which have taken up residence in the Americas; it is a subgroup of finches used in some classifications, in which the {Fringillidae} are divided into two subfamilies, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carduelinae — noun used in some classifications for a subgroup of finches • Syn: ↑subfamily Carduelinae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Fringillidae, ↑family Fringillidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird family — noun a family of warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Struthionidae, ↑family Struthionidae, ↑Casuaridae, ↑family Casuaridae, ↑Apterygidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardueline — /kahr jooh ee lin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the passerine subfamily Carduelinae, including the goldfinches, siskins, canaries and crossbills. n. 2. any bird of the subfamily Carduelinae. [ < NL Carduelinae, equiv. to Carduel(is) genus name (L …   Universalium

  • cardueline — ˌkärjəˈwēlə̇n adjective Etymology: New Latin Carduelis + English ine : of or relating to the genus Carduelis * * * /kahr jooh ee lin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the passerine subfamily Carduelinae, including the goldfinches, siskins, canaries… …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Fringillidae — noun finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings • Syn: ↑Fringillidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑sub …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fringillidae — noun finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings • Syn: ↑family Fringillidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Finch — Taxobox name = True finches | image width = 250px image caption = Fringilla coelebs (chaffinch), male regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Fringillidae familia authority = Vigors,… …   Wikipedia

  • Rosefinch — The rosefinches should not be confused with the rosy finches, Leucosticte .Taxobox name = Rosefinches image width = 240px image caption = House Finch regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Fringillidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Fringilla — Taxobox name = Fringilla image width = 250px image caption = Fringilla coelebs (chaffinch), male regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Fringillidae genus = Fringilla genus authority = Linnaeus, 1758… …   Wikipedia

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