Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The chaffinch.
  • n. The velvet scoter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The chaffinch; -- so called from the white bands on the wing.
  • n. The velvet duck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The white-winged or velvet scoter, sea-coot, or surf-duck, Œdemia fusca deglandi: so called along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
  • n. The chaffinch, Fringilla cœlebs: so called from the white bands on the wing.

Etymologies

white +‎ wing (Wiktionary)

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