Sis"kin (?), n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy.] Zool. (a)

A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus, or Carduelis spinus); -- called also aberdevine.


The American pinefinch (S. pinus); -- called also pine siskin. See Pinefinch.

⇒ The name is applied also to several other related species found in Asia and South America.

Siskin green, a delicate shade of yellowish green, as in the mineral torbernite.


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