kingfisher

noun king·fish·er \ ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər \

Definition of kingfisher

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

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KINGFISHER Defined for English Language Learners

kingfisher

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

noun king·fish·er \ ˈkiŋ-ˌfi-shər \

Definition of kingfisher for Students

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


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