swordbill

/ˈsɔdbɪl/ (say 'sawdbil)

noun
a hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, of South America, whose slender bill is longer than its body.
{sword + bill2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Swordbill — Sword bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A humming bird ({Docimastes ensiferus}) having a very long, slender bill, exceeding the length of the body of the bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swordbill — /sawrd bil , sohrd /, n. a South American hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, having a slender bill that is longer than its body. [1860 65; SWORD + BILL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swordbill — n. a long billed humming bird, Ensifera ensifera …   Useful english dictionary

  • Docimastes ensiferus — Swordbill Sword bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A humming bird ({Docimastes ensiferus}) having a very long, slender bill, exceeding the length of the body of the bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sword-billed hummingbird — noun see swordbill * * * sword billed hummingbird «SRD BIHLD, SOHRD », = swordbill. (Cf. ↑swordbill) …   Useful english dictionary

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