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. 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. The chaffinch, Fringilla cœlebs: so called from the white bands on the wing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The chaffinch; -- so called from the white bands on the wing.
- n. The velvet duck.
- white + wing (Wiktionary)
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