Definition of green linnet in English:

green linnet


  • 1The greenfinch, Carduelis chloris.

  • 2In plural With capital initials. The members of the 39th Regiment of Foot of the British Army, and its successors, whose uniform had green facings. Now historical.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From green + linnet.


green linnet

/ˌɡriːn ˈlɪnɪt/