sawbill

/ (ˈsɔːˌbɪl) /

noun

another name for merganser, motmot
any of various hummingbirds of the genus Ramphodon

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Word Origin for sawbill

C19: so called because of their serrated bills
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Example sentences from the Web for sawbill

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