hawfinch definition

  • noun:
    • A Eurasian bird (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) having a thick bill, a quick, white-tipped tail, and brown, white, and black colored plumage.
    • Any of numerous wild birds similar or about this bird.
    • A large Eurasian finch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, with a thick bill.
    • the most popular European grosbeak (Coccothraustes vulgaris); -- labeled as in addition cherry finch, and coble.
    • The hawthorn-grosbeak, Coccothraustes vulgaris, a standard European fringilline bird, about 6 ins very long, with a rather stout, turgid bill, the stops associated with the inner secondaries obliquely curved and truncated, therefore the plumage a lot variegated. See in addition cut-under Coccothraustes.
    • a typical huge finch of Eurasia

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