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waxbill

[waks-bil] /ˈwæksˌbɪl/
noun
1.
any of several small Old World finches, especially of the genus Estrilda, that have white, pink, or red bills of waxy appearance and are often kept as cage birds.
Origin of waxbill
1745-1755
1745-55; wax1 + bill2
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waxbill

/ˈwæksˌbɪl/
noun
1.
any of various chiefly African finchlike weaverbirds of the genus Estrilda and related genera, having a brightly coloured bill and plumage
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