any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usually metallic green plumage above.
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How to use jacamar in a sentence
There are four species of jacamar in Demerara; they are all beautiful; the largest, rich and superb in the extreme.
The road was as deserted as all that part of the jacamar Wood which lay between the Mercy and the lake.The Secret of the Island | W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
At one point, I recollect, a gold-green jacamar sat on a log and looked at me till I was within five yards of her.At Last | Charles Kingsley
A bird called jacamar is often taken for a kingfisher, but it has no relationship to that tribe.
The large jacamar is pretty common about two hundred miles up the River Demerara.
British Dictionary definitions for jacamar
any bird of the tropical American family Galbulidae, having an iridescent plumage and feeding on insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
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