Definition of waxwing :
Any one of several species of small birds of the genus Ampelis, in which some of the secondary quills are usually tipped with small horny ornaments resembling red sealing wax. The Bohemian waxwing ( see under Bohemian) and the cedar bird are examples. Called also waxbird.
bird (part of speech: noun)
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- When Charles Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, who was the first to count this common waxwing of Europe and Asia among the birds of North America, published an account of it in his " Synopsis," it was considered a very rare bird indeed. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.
- The Bohemian waxwing, like the only other member of the family that ever visits us, the cedar- bird, is a roving gipsy. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.
- Surely no bird has less right to be associated with evil than this mild waxwing. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.