A close up of a hawfinch.
hawfinch definition by Webster's New World
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the common European grosbeak (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) of a family (Fringillidae) of finches
Origin: haw plush finch
hawfinch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A Eurasian bird (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) having a thick bill, a short, white-tipped tail, and brown, white, and black plumage.
- Any of various birds similar or related to this bird.
Origin: haw2 + finch.