grosbeak definition by Webster's New World
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any of various passerine birds (family Fringillidae or Emberizidae) with a thick, strong, conical bill
Origin: French grosbec: see gross and amp; beak
grosbeak definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various finches of the family Fringillidae of Europe and America, having a thick conical bill.
Origin: Partial translation of French grosbec : gros, thick, large (from Old French; see gross ) + bec, beak.