jacamar

[ jak-uh-mahr ]
/ ˈdʒæk əˌmɑr /

noun

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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jacamar

/ (ˈdʒækəˌmɑː) /

noun

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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