Anna's hummingbird

noun An·na's hummingbird \ˈanəz-\
variants: less commonly

Anna hummingbird

Definition of Anna's hummingbird

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anna's hummingbird

after Anna Masséna †1887 duchess of Rivoli


First Known Use: 1839


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