grosbeak


noun

  1. any of various finches having a thick, conical bill.

noun

  1. any of various finches, such as Pinicola enucleator (pine grosbeak), that have a massive powerful bill
  2. cardinal grosbeak any of various mostly tropical American buntings, such as the cardinal and pyrrhuloxia, the males of which have brightly coloured plumage
n.

1670s, partial translation of French grosbec; see gross + beak.

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