- See under waxwing.
Origin of Bohemian waxwing
First recorded in 1835–45
- 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.
Origin of waxwing
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- any of several gregarious passerine songbirds of the genus Bombycilla, esp B. garrulus, having red waxy wing tips and crested heads: family Bombycillidae
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Word Origin and History for bohemian waxwing
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