Bullfinch

Bull"finch`

(), n. (Zol.) A bird of the genus Pyrrhula and other related genera, especially the Pyrrhula vulgaris or Pyrrhula rubicilla, a bird of Europe allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck, red.
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As a cage bird it is highly valued for its remarkable power of learning to whistle correctly various musical airs.
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Crimson-fronted bullfinch. (Zol.) See Burion. -- Pine bullfinch, the pine finch.
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Bull"fist

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Bull"fice

} (), n. [Cf. G. bofist, AS. wulfes fist puffball, E. fizz, foist.] (Bot.) A kind of fungus. See Puffball.
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Bull" fly`

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Bull"fly`

} (), n. (Zol.) Any large fly troublesome to cattle, as the gadflies and breeze flies.
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