• Goldfinch Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A beautiful bright-colored European finch (Carduelis elegans). The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; -- called also goldspink, goldie, fools coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William.
- (n.) The yellow-hammer.
- (n.) A small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird.