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jacamar

[jak-uh-mahr]
noun
  1. any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usually metallic green plumage above.
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Origin of jacamar

1640–50; < French < Tupi jacamáciri
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Historical Examples of jacamar

  • It was indeed a jacamar, of which the plumage shines with a metallic lustre.

    Abandoned

    Jules Verne

  • The smallest species of jacamar is very common in the dry savannas.

  • "That must be a jacamar," said Herbert, trying to get nearer.

  • It was indeed a jacamar, of which the plumage shines with a metallic luster.

  • Early in January the jacamar is in fine plumage for the cabinet of the naturalist.


British Dictionary definitions for jacamar

jacamar

noun
  1. any bird of the tropical American family Galbulidae, having an iridescent plumage and feeding on insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
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Word Origin for jacamar

C19: from French, from Tupi jacamá-ciri
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