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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Certain brightly colored birds, like kingfishers or parrots, have feathers embedded with a not-quite-random arrangement of air pockets.
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KINGFISHER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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Definition of kingfisher for Students
: a crested bird with a short tail, long sharp bill, and bright feathers
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