kingfisher

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noun king·fish·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər\

Definition of kingfisher

  1. :  any of numerous nonpasserine birds (family Alcedinidae) that are usually crested and bright-colored with a short tail and a long stout sharp bill

15th Century

First Known Use of kingfisher

15th century


KINGFISHER Defined for English Language Learners

kingfisher

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noun king·fish·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər\

Definition of kingfisher for English Language Learners

  • : a type of brightly colored bird that has a long, thin bill and that catches fish by diving into water


KINGFISHER Defined for Kids

kingfisher

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noun king·fish·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər\

Definition of kingfisher for Students

  1. :  a crested bird with a short tail, long sharp bill, and bright feathers



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