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motmot

[mot-mot] /ˈmɒt mɒt/
noun
1.
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 of motmot
1625-1635
1625-35; < American Spanish; repetitive compound, imitating the bird's note
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motmot

/ˈmɒtmɒt/
noun
1.
any tropical American bird of the family Momotidae, having a long tail and blue and brownish-green plumage: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
Word Origin
C19: from American Spanish, imitative of the bird's call
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