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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.]


(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]


(ˈdʒæk əˌmɑr)

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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Noun1.jacamar - tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumagejacamar - 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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3) Takamar and Jacamar are under a seven-year operating lease effective January 8, 2004; Kliomar will be sold before the end of September 2004.
In January 2011, OSG redelivered two Aframaxes, the Overseas Jacamar, which had been chartered in, and the Aqua, a time-charter in which the Company had a less than 100% interest; and
Brown-banded Puffbird (Notharchus ordii), Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea), Bar-bellied Woodcreeper (Hylexetastes stresemanni), Lineated Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus), Rufous-winged Foliage-Gleaner (Philydor erythropterum), Slender-billed Xenops (Microxenops milled), Yellow-browed Antbird (Hypocnemis hypoxantha), Rufous-tailed Flatbill (Ramphotrigon ruficauda), Citron-bellied Attila (.
Jessica came up with Woodpecker Road, Cuckoo Close and Jacamar Avenue, all names taken from the type of birds which can be found on the nearby Glebefarm Park.
Other notable winners: Cumbernauld (1975 Queen Alexandra Stakes), Midway Lady (1985 May Hill Stakes) Jacamar (1988 Chesham Stakes), Batshoof (1990 Tattersalls Gold Cup Stakes, Prince of Wales's Stakes), White Crown (1992 Solario Stakes), Polish Laughter (1993 Mill Reef Stakes, 1993 Railway Stakes), En Attendant (1993, 1994 Bunbury Cup), Bin Ajwaad (1994 Desmond Stakes, 1995 Gladness Stakes), Tipsy Creek (1996 Norfolk Stakes), Fahris (1997 Select Stakes), Ramooz (1997 Van Geest Criterion Stakes, 1997 and 1999 Minstrel Stakes, 1998 Boland Stakes), Alshakr (2000 Falmouth Stakes), Itnab (2003 Princess Royal Stakes)
In January 2004, Stelmar completed a seven-year sale-lease back for two of its vessels, the 1998-built Takamar and the 1999-built Jacamar.