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gros·beak

 (grōs′bēk′)
n.
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.]
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grosbeak

(ˈɡrəʊsˌbiːk; ˈɡrɒs-)
n
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]
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gros•beak

(ˈgroʊsˌbik)

n.
any of various finches having a thick conical bill.
[1670–80; < French grosbec literally, large beak]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grosbeak - any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful billgrosbeak - 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
evening grosbeak, Hesperiphona vespertina - North American grosbeak
Coccothraustes coccothraustes, hawfinch - a common large finch of Eurasia
pine grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator - large grosbeak of coniferous forests of Old and New Worlds
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