Anna's hummingbird


An·​na's hummingbird
variants or less commonly Anna 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

Word History


after Anna Masséna †1887 duchess of Rivoli

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anna's hummingbird was in 1839

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“Anna's hummingbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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