cedar waxwing


Definition of cedar waxwing

: a brown gregarious American waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) with a yellow band on the tip of the tail and a pale yellow belly

Examples of cedar waxwing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Popple lost his pinky to a Surveiller’s laser while taking speed photographs of the ghost of a cedar waxwing. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 In the Facebook video (below), a young cedar waxwing is offered food, but instead of eating it himself, brings it to an even younger cedar waxwing with a broken leg and feeds it to her. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cedar waxwing

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Cedar waxwing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedar%20waxwing. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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