cedar waxwing
cedar waxwing ce"dar wax"wing, n. (Zo["o]l.) a species of chatterer ({Bombycilla cedrorum}, formerly {Ampelis cedrorum}) widely distributed over temperate North America, so named from its frequenting cedar trees; -- called also {cedar bird}, {cherry bird}, {Canada robin}, and {American waxwing}. It is a brownish bird about 7 inches long, between the size of a robin and a sparrow, has a crest on the head, a black face mask, and a yellow-tipped tail. The name comes from the black color of the tips of the wings, like that of a black sealing wax. They sometimes are seen in flocks. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cedar waxwing — a North American waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, having light yellowish brown plumage. Also called cedar bird. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cedar waxwing — noun Date: circa 1844 a brown gregarious American waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) with a yellow band on the tip of the tail and a pale yellow belly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cedar waxwing — ce′dar wax′wing n. orn a North American waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, having light yellowish brown plumage. Also called ce′dar bird • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cedar waxwing — noun widely distributed over temperate North America • Syn: ↑cedarbird, ↑Bombycilla cedrorun • Hypernyms: ↑waxwing …   Useful english dictionary

  • cedar bird — cedar waxwing ce dar wax wing, n. (Zo[ o]l.) a species of chatterer ({Bombycilla cedrorum}, formerly {Ampelis cedrorum}) widely distributed over temperate North America, so named from its frequenting cedar trees; called also {cedar bird}, {cherry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waxwing — [waks′wiŋ΄] n. any of several fruit eating passerine birds (family Bombycillidae) of the Northern Hemisphere, with brown or gray silky plumage, a showy crest, and scarlet waxlike tips on the secondary wing feathers, as the cedar waxwing …   English World dictionary

  • cedar bird — ce dar bird , cedarbird ce dar*bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {cedar waxwing}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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