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waxwing Syllabification: wax·wing
Pronunciation: /ˈwakswiNG/

Definition of waxwing in English:

noun

A crested Eurasian and American songbird with mainly pinkish-brown plumage, having small tips like red sealing wax on some wing feathers.
  • Genus Bombycilla, family Bombycillidae: three species
Example sentences
  • Among birds that can be attracted in the summer are brown thrashers, catbirds, robins, thrushes, waxwings, woodpeckers, orioles, cardinals, towhees and grosbeaks.
  • On the lake itself, we mainly saw the same woodpeckers, gulls, goldfinch, robins, waxwings, juncos, and other common birds spotted last year.
  • The fruits are red, blue, or black and are quickly consumed in late summer and early fall by finches, game birds, mockingbirds, thrushes, waxwings, and woodpeckers.

Words that rhyme with waxwing

time-serving • lapwing

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