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wing bow

[boh] /boʊ/
noun, (of poultry)
the distinctively colored feathers on the shoulder or bend of the wing of a bird.
Origin of wing bow
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Avoid any tendency toward a ribbon on the wing-bow and also birds that are too light, ashy or washed out in the blue color.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
British Dictionary definitions for wing-bow

wing bow

a distinctive band of colour marking the wing of a bird
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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