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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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Examples from the web for redwing
  • redwing blackbirds and many ducks and geese nest in them, and some animals such as muskrats, eat them.
  • Shelter and nesting cover are provided for long-billed marsh wrens, redwing blackbirds, and yellow-headed blackbirds.
British Dictionary definitions for redwing

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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