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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Fringillidae \Fringillidae\ n.
     A natural family of birds of the finch group having short
     conical bills adapted for eating seeds, including finches,
     goldfinches, bullfinches, chaffinches, siskins, canaries,
     cardinals, grosbeaks, crossbills, linnets, and buntings. This
     family at one time included the sparrows of the family

     {Emberizinae}, but has more recently been restricted in
     Syn: family {Fringillidae}.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins;
           canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets;
           buntings [syn: {family Fringillidae}]

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