From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grosbeak \Gros"beak\, n. [Gross + beak: cf. F. gros-bec.]
   One of various species of finches having a large, stout beak.
   The common European grosbeak or hawfinch is {Coccothraustes
   [1913 Webster]

   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.]
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