any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usually metallic green plumage above.
Origin of jacamar
1640–50; < French < Tupi jacamáciri
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Examples from the Web for jacamar
Historical Examples of jacamar
It was indeed a jacamar, of which the plumage shines with a metallic lustre.
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
any bird of the tropical American family Galbulidae, having an iridescent plumage and feeding on insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
Word Origin for jacamar
C19: from French, from Tupi jacamá-ciri
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