wax·​bill ˈwaks-ˌbil How to pronounce waxbill (audio)
: any of numerous Old World oscine birds (family Estrildidae, especially genus Estrilda) having white, pink, or reddish bills of a waxy appearance

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Recent Examples on the Web But one little sucker remained elusive: the violet-eared waxbill. Jeffrey Gettleman, Travel + Leisure, 17 Apr. 2023

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First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waxbill was in 1757

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“Waxbill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waxbill. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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