cedar waxwing

noun
a North American waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, having light yellowish-brown plumage.
Also called cedar bird.


Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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The juicy berries are consumed by many kinds of wildlife, including the cedar waxwing, named for this tree.
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