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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grossbeak  \Gross"beak`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Grosbeak}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grosbeak  \Gros"beak\,  n.  [Gross  +  beak:  cf  F.  gros-bec.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  various  species  of  finches  having  a  large  stout  beak. 
  The  common  European  grosbeak  or  hawfinch  is  {Coccothraustes 
  vulgaris}. 
 
  Note:  Among  the  best  known  American  species  are  the 
  rose-breasted  ({Habia  Ludoviciana});  the  blue  ({Guiraca 
  c[oe]rulea});  the  pine  ({Pinicola  enucleator});  and  the 
  evening  grosbeak.  See  {Hawfinch},  and  {Cardinal 
  grosbeak},  {Evening  grosbeak},  under  {Cardinal}  and 
  {Evening}.  [Written  also  {grossbeak}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grossbeak 
  n  :  any  of  various  finches  of  Europe  or  America  having  a  massive 
  and  powerful  bill  [syn:  {grosbeak}] 




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