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cardinal grosbeak

cardinal (def 4).
Origin of cardinal grosbeak
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The others were a mocking-bird, a cardinal grosbeak, and a paroquet.

    Birds in the Bush

    Bradford Torrey
  • The cardinal grosbeak, retiring as he is, cannot believe that he was born to blush unseen—to the tip of his beautiful crest.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I did my best, beating round the edge and "squeaking," but startled nothing rarer than a hooded warbler and a cardinal grosbeak.

    Spring notes from Tennessee Bradford Torrey
  • It was the cardinal grosbeak, another bird unknown to me in New England.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • He thought our cardinal grosbeak, which he called the Virginia nightingale, as fine a whistler as the nightingale herself.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs

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