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swordbill

[ sawrd-bil, sohrd- ]
/ ˈsɔrdˌbɪl, ˈsoʊrd- /
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noun

a South American hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, having a slender bill that is longer than its body.

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Origin of swordbill

First recorded in 1860–65; sword + bill2
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British Dictionary definitions for swordbill

swordbill
/ (ˈsɔːdˌbɪl) /

noun

a South American hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, having a bill as long as its body
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