Allen's hummingbird

noun

Definition of Allen's hummingbird

: a hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) of western North America, the male being metallic green above with bright red throat and whitish breast, the female being variably marked with reddish brown, gray, and white

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First Known Use of Allen's hummingbird

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Allen's hummingbird

after Joel A. Allen †1921 American zoologist

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The first known use of Allen's hummingbird was in 1881

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“Allen's hummingbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allen%27s%20hummingbird. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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