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A small Eurasian and North African finch related to the canary, with a short bill and typically streaky plumage.
- ‘The European serin inhabits wooded and shrubby hillsides, and also utilizes well-vegetated agricultural areas, such as vineyards, orchards, and plantations.’
- ‘A European Serin is present in Warley Woods singing from thickets to the left of the path leading from the Abbey.’
- ‘In the serin, Serinus serinus, female, copulatory behavior was not significantly affected by song performance of the mate.’
Mid 16th century (denoting a canary): from French, ‘canary’, of unknown ultimate origin.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.