Swordbill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Swordbill (Zoöl) A humming bird (Docimastes ensiferus) having a very long, slender bill, exceeding the length of the body of the bird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swordbill A humming-bird of the genus Docimastes, as D. ensiferus, having the bill about as long as the rest of the bird. See cut under Docimastes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Swordbill a South American humming-bird with a bill longer than its body
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sweord; Ice. sverdh, Ger. schwert.