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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage.

Usage examples (21)
  • A bird called jacamar is often taken for a kingfisher, but it has no relationship to that tribe.
  • “That must be a jacamar,” said Herbert, trying to get nearer.
  • It was indeed a jacamar, of which the plumage shines with a metallic luster.
  • “This will be a good opportunity to taste jacamar,” replied the sailor, “if that fellow is in a humor to be roasted!” for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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