A Flamboyance Of Flamingos And Other Brilliant Bird Group NamesLet's take flight and review some of the most creative (and surprising) collective nouns of bird species.
They Call It Puppy Love And Other Animal-inspired PhrasesWe often attribute emotions and other human characteristics to animals. This is called anthropomorphism . Similarly, we also describe people using animal characteristics. You might, for example, say my teenage son “eats like a horse,” meaning he’s a growing boy and consumes a lot of food. This is called zoomorphism . Zoomorphism also includes assigning animal-like qualities to gods and inanimate objects. The term comes from …
Origin of hummingbird moth
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for hummingbird moth
US another name for the hawk moth
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