Coccothraustes

noun Coc·co·thraus·tes \ˌkäkōˈthrȯˌstēz, ˌkäkəˈ-\

Definition of Coccothraustes

  1. :  a genus of large finches comprising the hawfinches and in some classifications the evening grosbeaks

coccothraustine

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coccothraustes

New Latin, from cocc- + Greek thraustēs crusher (from thrauein to shatter) — more at dreary


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