Definitions for "Waxwing"
Keywords:  bohemian, cedar, plumage, crest, bird
Any one of several species of small birds of the genus Ampelis, in which some of the secondary quills are usually tipped with small horny ornaments resembling red sealing wax. The Bohemian waxwing (see under Bohemian) and the cedar bird are examples. Called also waxbird.
brown velvety-plumaged songbirds of the northern hemisphere having crested heads and red waxy wing tips
a winter visitor from Scandinavia this striking bird has a chestnut coloured crest on its head and brown and white striped wings.
Waxwing was formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1996 by singer/guitarist Rocky Votolato, drummer Rudy Gajadhar, bassist Andrew Hartley and Cody Votolato (younger brother to Rocky) as a second guitarist. Waxwing recorded three full-length albums, their first in 1999, For Madmen Only, the critically acclaimed One for the Ride in 2000, and in 2002 they recorded Nobody Can Take What Everybody Owns. Waxwing is known for their unique post-punk rock with progressive riffs and southwestern influences.