One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A waxbill of dry grassland in Australia, Neochmia ruficauda (family Estrildidae), having a red face, bill, and tail, and popular as a cage bird.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Hill (bap. 1714, d. 1775), physician and actor.
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