wagtail

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EtymologyEdit

From a partial suppletion of Middle English wagstert (literally wag-tail), equivalent to wag +‎ tail.

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wagtail (plural wagtails)

  1. Any of various small passerine birds of the family Motacillidae, of the Old World, notable for their long tails.
  2. (zoology) Short for wagtail platy.

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