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king·fish·er

 (kĭng′fĭsh′ər)
n.
Any of various birds of the family Alcedinidae, characteristically having a crested head, a long stout beak, a short tail, and brilliant coloration.
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kingfisher

(ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃə)
n
(Animals) any coraciiform bird of the family Alcedinidae, esp the Eurasian Alcedo atthis, which has a greenish-blue and orange plumage. Kingfishers have a large head, short tail, and long sharp bill and tend to live near open water and feed on fish
[C15: originally king's fisher]
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king•fish•er

(ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃ ər)

n.
any of various usu. brightly colored birds of the family Alcedinidae, of worldwide distribution, with large heads and robust bills: many dive for fish.
[1400–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp billkingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
Alcedo atthis, Eurasian kingfisher - small kingfisher with greenish-blue and orange plumage
belted kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon - greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest
Dacelo gigas, kookaburra, laughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
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Translations
رَفْرَافٌطائِر الرفْراف
ledňáček
isfugl
kuningaskalastaja
vodomar
bláòyrill, ísfugl, kóngsfiskari
カワセミ
물총새
alcedo
rybárik
vodomec
vodomarводомар
kungsfiskare
นกกินปลา
yalıçapkınıiskele kuşuyalı çapkını
зимородок
chim bói cá

kingfisher

[ˈkɪŋfɪʃəʳ] Nmartín m pescador
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kingfisher

[ˈkɪŋfɪʃər] nmartin-pêcheur m
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kingfisher

nEisvogel m
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kingfisher

[ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃəʳ] nmartin m inv pescatore
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king

(kiŋ) noun
1. a male ruler of a nation, who inherits his position by right of birth. He became king when his father died; King Charles III.
2. the playing-card with the picture of a king. I have two cards – the ten of spades and the king of diamonds.
3. the most important piece in chess.
ˈkingdom noun
1. a state having a king (or queen) as its head. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; He rules over a large kingdom.
2. any of the three great divisions of natural objects. the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms.
ˈkingly adjective
of, relating to, or suitable for a king. kingly robes; a kingly feast.
ˈkingliness noun
ˈkingfisher noun
a type of bird with brilliant blue feathers which feeds on fish.
ˈking-size(d) adjective
of a large size; larger than normal. a king-size(d) bed; king-size cigarettes.
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kingfisher

رَفْرَافٌ ledňáček isfugl Eisvogel αλκυόνα martín pescador kuningaskalastaja martin-pêcheur vodomar martin pescatore カワセミ 물총새 ijsvogel isfugl zimorodek martim-pescador, pica-peixe зимородок kungsfiskare นกกินปลา yalı çapkını chim bói cá 翠鸟
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References in periodicals archive ?
El genero Alcedoffula esta conformado por 19 especies ectoparasitos de aves alcedinos o alcedines (Price et al.