Whitewing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whitewing (Zoöl) The chaffinch; -- so called from the white bands on the wing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whitewing The white-winged or velvet scoter, sea-coot, or surf-duck, Œdemia fusca deglandi: so called along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Various plumages of the bird are distinguished by gunners as black, gray, May, great May, and eastern whitewing; and it has many other local names. See out under velvet.
    • n whitewing The chaffinch, Fringilla cœlebs: so called from the white bands on the wing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whitewing the velvet scoter, scurf-duck: the chaffinch
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.

Usage

In literature:

The steed of Whitewing was a half-wild creature of Spanish descent, from the plains of Mexico.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In news:

WhiteWings snap slump at Colts' expense.
World's Largest Whitewing Dove Colony.
Researchers trying to keep up with whitewing explosion.
A shotgun, a spinning wing decoy and a whitewing dove: Not a bad combination for Texas dove hunters.
Whitewate Ski Resort, in Nelson, B.C.
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