bohemian waxwing








noun

  1. See under waxwing.

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.

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
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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