waxbill

noun
wax·​bill | \ ˈwaks-ˌbil How to pronounce waxbill (audio) \

Definition of waxbill

: any of numerous Old World oscine birds (family Estrildidae, especially genus Estrilda) having white, pink, or reddish bills of a waxy appearance

First Known Use of waxbill

1757, in the meaning defined above

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“Waxbill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waxbill. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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