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hum·ming·bird

 (hŭm′ĭng-bûrd′)
n.
Any of numerous birds of the family Trochilidae found throughout the Americas, usually very small in size and having brilliant iridescent plumage, a long slender bill, and wings capable of beating very rapidly, thereby enabling the bird to hover.

hummingbird

(ˈhʌmɪŋˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any very small American bird of the family Trochilidae, having a brilliant iridescent plumage, long slender bill, and wings specialized for very powerful vibrating flight: order Apodiformes

hum•ming•bird

(ˈhʌm ɪŋˌbɜrd)

n.
any of numerous tiny, usu. colorful New World birds of the family Trochilidae, having a long, slender bill for sipping nectar and narrow wings that beat very rapidly, enabling the bird to hover at a flower or dart in any direction.
[1625–35, Amer.; so called from the noise made by the wings]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hummingbird - tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender billshummingbird - tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight
apodiform bird - nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight
Archilochus colubris - a kind of hummingbird
thornbill - any of various South American hummingbirds with a sharp pointed bill
Translations
kolibřík
koliber

hummingbird

[ˈhʌmɪŋbɜːd] Ncolibrí m, picaflor m

hummingbird

[ˈhʌmɪŋbɜːrd] ncolibri m, oiseau-mouche m

hummingbird

[ˈhʌmɪŋˌbɜːd] ncolibrì m inv
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