waxwing
noun Date: 1817 any of a genus (Bombycilla) of American and Eurasian chiefly brown to gray oscine birds (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

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  • Waxwing — Wax wing , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small birds of the genus {Ampelis}, in which some of the secondary quills are usually tipped with small horny ornaments resembling red sealing wax. The Bohemian waxwing (see under {Bohemian}) …   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

  • waxwing — 1817, from WAX (Cf. wax) (n.) + WING (Cf. wing). So called for appendages at the tips of its feathers which look like red sealing wax …   Etymology dictionary

  • waxwing — ► NOUN ▪ a crested songbird, mainly pinkish brown and with bright red tips to some wing feathers …   English terms dictionary

  • Waxwing — Taxobox name = Waxwing image width = 200px image caption = Bohemian Waxwings regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Bombycillidae genus = Bombycilla genus authority = Vieillot, 1808… …   Wikipedia

  • waxwing — /waks wing /, n. any of several songbirds of the family Bombycillidae, having a showy crest and certain feathers tipped with a red, waxy material, as Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian waxwing), of the Northern Hemisphere. [1810 20; WAX1 + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • waxwing — /ˈwækswɪŋ/ (say wakswing) noun any bird of the family Bombycillidae, having a showy crest and small red appendages at the tips of the secondary wing feathers and sometimes the tail feathers, as the bohemian waxwing, Bombycilla garrula, of the… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • waxwing — noun Any of several songbirds of the genus Bombycilla, having crested heads, and red tips to the wings …   Wiktionary

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