jacamar

noun
jac·​a·​mar | \ ˈzha-kə-ˌmär How to pronounce jacamar (audio) \

Definition of jacamar

: 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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First Known Use of jacamar

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jacamar

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

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“Jacamar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacamar. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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