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Meaning of rose-breasted grosbeak

rose'-breast•ed gros'beak

Pronunciation: (rōz'bres"tid), [key]
  1. an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.
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