Meaning of waxwing

wax•wing

Pronunciation: (waks'wing"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several songbirds of the family Bombycillidae, having a showy crest and certain feathers tipped with a red, waxy material, as Bombycilla garrulusof the Northern Hemisphere.
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