ruby-throated hummingbird

noun ru·by-throat·ed hummingbird \ ˈrü-bē-ˌthrō-təd- \

Definition of ruby-throated hummingbird

: a hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) of eastern North America having a bright metallic green back, whitish underparts, and in the adult male a red throat

First Known Use of ruby-throated hummingbird

circa 1823


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