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rose-breasted grosbeak

[rohz-bres-tid]
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noun
  1. an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.
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Origin of rose-breasted grosbeak

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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