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sawbill

/ ˈsɔːˌbɪl /

noun

  1. another name for merganser motmot
  2. any of various hummingbirds of the genus Ramphodon


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sawbill1

C19: so called because of their serrated bills
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Example Sentences

Saw the sawbill duck once or twice riding down on a log and fired twice, unsuccessfully.

Spic′ūlum, a spicule; Spike′bill, a merganser, a sawbill: the marbled godwit.

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