cedar waxwing definition

  • noun:
    • A North American bird (Bombycilla cedrorum) having a crested mind, a yellow-tipped end, and predominantly brown plumage. Also known as cedarbird.
    • a species of chatterer (Bombycilla cedrorum, previously Ampelis cedrorum) extensively distributed over temperate the united states, so named from the frequenting cedar woods; -- labeled as in addition cedar bird, cherry bird, Canada robin, and United states waxwing. It is a brownish bird about 7 ins long, between your measurements of a robin and a sparrow, has a crest from the head, a black breathing apparatus, and a yellow-tipped tail. Title comes from the black colored color of the tips of this wings, like this of a black sealing-wax. They sometimes have emerged in flocks.
    • commonly distributed over temperate the united states

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