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grosbeak

noun gros·beak \ˈgrōs-ˌbēk\

Definition of GROSBEAK

:  any of several finches (especially families Cardinalidae and Fringillidae) of Europe and America having large stout conical bills

Origin of GROSBEAK

part translation of French grosbec, from gros thick + bec beak
First Known Use: circa 1678

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