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grosbeak

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noun gros·beak \ˈgrōs-ˌbēk\

Definition of grosbeak

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



Origin and Etymology of grosbeak

part translation of French grosbec, from gros thick + bec beak


First Known Use: circa 1678


GROSBEAK Defined for Kids

grosbeak

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noun gros·beak \ˈgrōs-ˌbēk\

Definition of grosbeak for Students

  1. :  a finch with a strong conical bill




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