Definition of Cardinal grosbeak
1. Noun. Crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male.
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Genus Richmondena, Richmondena
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Literary usage of Cardinal grosbeak
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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1841)
"cardinal grosbeak. Bill rather short, very robust, much higher than broad, tapering to a point; upper mandible considerably smaller than the lower, ..."
2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Bird Study THE cardinal grosbeak The cardinal grosbeak. ... The cardinal grosbeak is the best name for the redbird because that describes it exactly, ..."
3. American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"tanager, and cardinal grosbeak, there appears to be very lu the account which ... Buffon has many stories, originally related of the cardinal grosbeak, ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"I had often before noticed, that the cardinal grosbeak had a fondness for ... In looking over my notes, I find also that the cardinal grosbeak is fond of ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"but a prefix is usually added to indicate the species, as pine-grosbeak, cardinal-grosbeak and the like. By early writers the word was generally given as an ..."