Bohemian waxwing


See under waxwing.

Origin of Bohemian waxwing

First recorded in 1835–45

Definition for bohemian waxwing (2 of 2)

[ waks-wing ]
/ ˈwæksˌwɪŋ /


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

First recorded in 1810–20; wax1 + wing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for bohemian waxwing

/ (ˈwæksˌwɪŋ) /


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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