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Bohemian waxwing

noun
1.
See under waxwing.
Origin of Bohemian waxwing
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45

waxwing

[waks-wing] /ˈwæksˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
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
First recorded in 1810-20; wax1 + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for Bohemian waxwing

waxwing

/ˈwæksˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
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

waxwing

n.

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

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