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waxwing (n.)

1817, from wax (n.) + wing (n.). So called for appendages at the tips of its feathers which look like red sealing-wax.

updated on December 02, 2012

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Definitions of waxwing from WordNet

waxwing (n.)
brown velvety-plumaged songbirds of the northern hemisphere having crested heads and red waxy wing tips;
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