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Red Wing

noun
1.
(Tantangamini) c1750–c1825, Sioux leader.
2.
a city in SE Minnesota.

redwing

[red-wing] /ˈrɛdˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
a European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having chestnut-red flank and axillary feathers.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; red1 + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for Red Wing

redwing

/ˈrɛdˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
a small European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having a speckled breast, reddish flanks, and brown back
2.
a North American oriole, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which has a black plumage with a red-and-yellow patch on each wing
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Encyclopedia Article for Red Wing

city, seat (1853) of Goodhue county, southeastern Minnesota, U.S. It lies on the Mississippi River (bridged to Wisconsin), near Lake Pepin, about 45 miles (70 km) southeast of St. Paul. In 1805 the explorer Zebulon Pike arrived at the site, which was overlooked by Barn Bluff and was then a Sioux village. Pike held a meeting with an Indian chief named Hupahuduta ("Wing of the Wild Swan Dyed Red"), for whom the community was later named. A Swiss Protestant missionary post was established (1837-46). A permanent settlement of farmers and traders was made about 1850. By 1873 a primary wheat market had developed, but this industry later declined. The Red Wing Potteries, founded in 1878, contributed greatly to the city's economy until the factory closed in 1967. Today casino gambling, printing, leather tanning, and the manufacture of footwear, safety equipment, and industrial parts are important to the economy. Agriculture includes dairying, corn (maize), soybeans, peas, oats, and livestock. Frontenac State Park is southeast of the city on Lake Pepin. The Prairie Island Sioux reservation is to the northwest. Inc. 1857. Pop. (1990) 15,134; (2000) 16,116.

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