rufous hummingbird

noun

Definition of rufous hummingbird

: a hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) of the western U.S. with a chiefly reddish brown male

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First Known Use of rufous hummingbird

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Rufous hummingbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rufous%20hummingbird. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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