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waxwing

[ waks-wing ]
/ ˈwæksˌwɪŋ /
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noun
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.
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Origin of waxwing

First recorded in 1810–20; wax1 + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for waxwing

waxwing
/ (ˈwæksˌwɪŋ) /

noun
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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