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Any of various South and Central American birds of the family Galbulidae, having iridescent plumage and a long bill.
[French, possibly of Tupian origin.]
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(Animals) any bird of the tropical American family Galbulidae, having an iridescent plumage and feeding on insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
[C19: from French, from Tupi jacamá-ciri]
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any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usu. metallic green plumage above.
[1640–50; < French < Tupi jacamáciri]
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|Noun||1.||jacamar - tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage|
piciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
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