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Definition of goldfinch:

  1. 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, fool's coat, drawbird, draw- water, thistle finch, and sweet William.
  2. A small American finch ( Spinus tristis); the thistle bird.
  3. The yellow- hammer.

Synonyms:

Spinus tristis, budgerigar, golden warbler, yellowbird, bantam, Carduelis Carduelis, budgie, new world goldfinch, bobwhite, bird of paradise, bluejay, yellow warbler.

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