jacamar


jac·a·mar

noun \ˈzha-kə-ˌmär\

Definition of JACAMAR

:  any of a family (Galbulidae) of usually iridescent green or bronze insectivorous birds of tropical American forests having a long sharp bill

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Origin of JACAMAR

French, modification of Portuguese jacamacira, jacamarici, probably of Tupi-Guarani origin
First Known Use: 1825

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