- a European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having chestnut-red flank and axillary feathers.
- red-winged blackbird.
Origin of redwing
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Examples from the Web for redwing
Has the egg of the redwing been ever seen in this situation before?
"I was going to take Margaret to see a redwing's nest," he said.The Merryweathers
Laura E. Richards
I think you wish that you were also going to Redwing, Minnesota?The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
Redwing was the horse, and she was a sure bet to win the next day.Ticktock and Jim
They had even begun to think again of Mrs. Redwing's babies.Mother West Wind's Animal Friends
Thornton W. Burgess
- a small European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having a speckled breast, reddish flanks, and brown back
- a North American oriole, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which has a black plumage with a red-and-yellow patch on each wing
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