cedar waxwing


noun

a North American waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, having light yellowish-brown plumage.

Nearby words

  1. cedar city,
  2. cedar falls,
  3. cedar of lebanon,
  4. cedar rapids,
  5. cedar robe,
  6. cedarn,
  7. cedarwood,
  8. cedarwood oil,
  9. cede,
  10. cedi

Origin of cedar waxwing

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

Also called cedar bird.

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