noun king·fish·er \-ˌfi-shər\

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

Full Definition of KINGFISHER

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

First Known Use of KINGFISHER

15th century

Rhymes with KINGFISHER

KINGFISHER Defined for Kids


noun king·fish·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər\

Definition of KINGFISHER for Kids

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


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