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kingfisher

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noun king·fish·er \-ˌfi-shər\

Simple Definition of kingfisher

  • : a type of brightly colored bird that has a long, thin bill and that catches fish by diving into water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kingfisher

  1. :  any of numerous nonpasserine birds (family Alcedinidae) that are usually crested and bright-colored with a short tail and a long stout sharp bill

15th Century

First Known Use of kingfisher

15th century

Rhymes with kingfisher


KINGFISHER Defined for Kids

kingfisher

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noun king·fish·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər\

Definition of kingfisher for Students

  1. :  a crested bird with a short tail, long sharp bill, and bright feathers





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