Definition of Cedar waxwing
1. Noun. Widely distributed over temperate North America.
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Literary usage of Cedar waxwing
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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"The notes, which were to be heard continually, were much louder than those of the cedar waxwing and were more like a trill than a lisp. ..."
2. Bird Neighbors: An Introductory Acquaintance with One Hundred and Fifty by Neltje Blanchan (1904)
"... cedrorum) Waxwing family Called aho: cedar waxwing: CHERRY-BIRD; CANADA ROBIN; RECOLLET Length—7 to 8 inches. About one-fifth smaller than the robin. ..."
3. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1904)
"... called common in the eastern United States. It is devoid of any musical ability, but is otherwise very interesting. Cedar Wax- This cedar waxwing, ..."
4. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"This handsome crested, grayish brown Waxwing resembles the common cedar waxwing but is larger (length 8 inches], has a black throat, much white and yellow ..."
5. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"This handsome crested, grayish brown Wax- wing resembles the common cedar waxwing but Is larger (length 8 inches), has a black throat, much white and yellow ..."
6. Guide to the Systematic Use of the North American Bird and Nature Study: A by Harold Brough Shinn, Gerard Alan Abbott (1912)
"The cedar waxwing is so called because of red tips, like drops of sealing wax, ... The various hues in a cedar waxwing's plumage, like the velvety effect in ..."