Motmots

motmot

[mot-mot]
noun
any of several tropical and subtropical American birds of the family Momotidae, related to the kingfishers, having a serrate bill and chiefly greenish and bluish plumage.

Origin:
1625–35; < American Spanish; repetitive compound, imitating the bird's note

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motmot (ˈmɒtmɒt)
 
n
any tropical American bird of the family Momotidae, having a long tail and blue and brownish-green plumage: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
 
[C19: from American Spanish, imitative of the bird's call]

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