Anna's hummingbird

An·​na's hummingbird | \ ˈanəz- \
variants: or less commonly Anna hummingbird

Definition of Anna's hummingbird

: a rather large hummingbird (Calypte anna) of western Mexico and California, the male being chiefly metallic bronze-green with rose-red forehead, crown, and throat and a dusky blackish tail, the female bronzy green above and dull gray below

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First Known Use of Anna's hummingbird

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anna's hummingbird

after Anna Masséna †1887 duchess of Rivoli

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“Anna's hummingbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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