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Meaning of WAXWING

Pronunciation:  'waks`wing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  brown velvety-plumaged songbirds of the northern hemisphere having crested heads and red waxy wing tips
 

WAXWING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 See Also: Bohemian waxwing, Bombycilla, Bombycilla cedrorun, Bombycilla garrulus, cedar waxwing, cedarbird, genus bombycilla, oscine, oscine bird

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}) and the cedar
bird are examples. Called also {waxbird}.

 

 

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