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Any of various finches of the genus Loxia, having curved mandibles with narrow tips that cross when the bill is closed.
(Animals) any of various widely distributed finches of the genus Loxia, such as L. curvirostra, that occur in coniferous woods and have a bill with crossed mandible tips for feeding on conifer seeds
any bird of the genus Loxia (family Fringillidae), of coniferous forests of the Northern Hemisphere, having a bill with crossed tips used to extract seeds from cones.