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Any of various birds of the families Fringillidae and Cardinalidae found in Eurasia and the Americas, having a thick conical bill.
[Partial translation of French grosbec : gros, thick, large (from Old French; see gross) + bec, beak.]
1. (Animals) any of various finches, such as Pinicola enucleator (pine grosbeak), that have a massive powerful bill
2. (Animals) cardinal grosbeak any of various mostly tropical American buntings, such as the cardinal and pyrrhuloxia, the males of which have brightly coloured plumage
[C17: from French grosbec, from Old French gros large, thick + bec beak1]
any of various finches having a thick conical bill.
[1670–80; < French grosbec literally, large beak]
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|Noun||1.||grosbeak - any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill|
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds