- either of two widely distributed finches, Acanthis flammea or A. hornemanni (arctic redpoll or hoary redpoll), having a greyish-brown plumage with a red crown and pink breast
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red•poll (red′pōl′),USA pronunciation n.
- Birdseither of two small fringilline birds, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of northern North America and Eurasia, the adults of which have a crimson crown patch.
- red1 + poll1 1730–40