any of various passerine birds (family Fringillidae or Emberizidae) with a thick, strong, conical bill
Origin of grosbeakFrench grosbec: see gross and amp; beak
Any of various birds of the families Fringillidae and Cardinalidae found in Eurasia and the Americas, having a thick conical bill.
Origin of grosbeakPartial translation of French grosbec : gros, thick, large (from Old French; see gross ) + bec, beak.
male rose-breasted grosbeak
- Any of several finches and cardinals that have a large, powerful bill
From French gros-bec