jacamar

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noun jac·a·mar \ˈzha-kə-ˌmär\

Definition of jacamar

  1. :  any of a family (Galbulidae) of usually iridescent green or bronze insectivorous birds of tropical American forests having a long sharp bill

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Origin and Etymology of jacamar

French, modification of Portuguese jacamacira, jacamarici, probably of Tupi-Guarani origin


First Known Use: 1825


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