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waxwing

noun wax·wing \ˈwaks-ˌwiŋ\

Definition of WAXWING

:  any of a genus (Bombycilla) of American and Eurasian chiefly brown to gray oscine birds (as a cedar waxwing) having a showy crest, red waxy material on the tips of the secondaries, and a yellow band on the tip of the tail
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First Known Use of WAXWING

1817
WAXWING Defined for Kids

waxwing

noun wax·wing \ˈwaks-ˌwiŋ\

Definition of WAXWING for Kids

:  a crested mostly brown bird having yellow on the tip of the tail and often a waxy substance on the tip of some wing feathers

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