motmot

noun
mot·mot | \ ˈmät-ˌmät \

Definition of motmot 

: any of a family (Momotidae) of long-tailed mostly green nonpasserine birds of Central and South American tropical forests

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That goal was achieved in May, when the motmot duo hatched three chicks. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas State Aquarium doubles down on wildlife rescue, rehabilitation after Harvey," 3 June 2018 These motmot chicks are some of about 10 chicks that have hatched in the Caribbean Journey exhibit since January. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas State Aquarium doubles down on wildlife rescue, rehabilitation after Harvey," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of motmot

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for motmot

New Latin momot, motmot

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