From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Fringilla \Frin*gil"la\, adjective [NL., fr. L. fringilla a chaffinch.] (Zool.) A genus of birds, with a short, conical, pointed bill. It formerly included all the sparrows and finches, but is now restricted to certain European finches, like the chaffinch and brambling.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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