Definition of mealy redpoll in English:

mealy redpoll

noun

  • A redpoll of the subspecies Acanthis flammea flammea, which has relatively pale, greyish plumage and breeds in the far north of Eurasia and North America; formerly also called common redpoll.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Gould (1804–1881), ornithologist and publisher.