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HUMMINGBIRD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hummingbird mean? 

HUMMINGBIRD (noun)
  The noun HUMMINGBIRD has 1 sense:

1. tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

  Familiarity information: HUMMINGBIRD used as a noun is very rare.


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HUMMINGBIRD (noun)


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Meaning:

Tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("hummingbird" is a kind of...):

apodiform bird (nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hummingbird"):

Archilochus colubris (a kind of hummingbird)

thornbill (any of various South American hummingbirds with a sharp pointed bill)

Holonyms ("hummingbird" is a member of...):

family Trochilidae; Trochilidae (hummingbirds)


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