Definition of waxwing
: any of a genus (Bombycilla) of American and Eurasian chiefly brown to gray oscine birds (such 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
WAXWING Defined for Kids
Definition of waxwing for Students
: 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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