coraciiform bird


coraciiform bird
noun
chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
Hypernyms: ↑bird
Hyponyms:
roller, ↑kingfisher, ↑bee eater, ↑hornbill, ↑hoopoe, ↑hoopoo, ↑wood hoopoe, ↑motmot, ↑momot, ↑tody
Member Holonyms: ↑Coraciiformes, ↑order Coraciiformes

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  • coraciiform — [kôr΄ə sī′ə fôrm΄] adj. 〚< ModL Coracii, name of the suborder < Gr korax,RAVEN1 + FORM〛 of or belonging to an order (Coraciiformes) of birds with a strong, sharp bill, fused front toes, and usually bright coloration, as the kingfishers, bee… …   Universalium

  • bird — birdless, adj. /berrd/, n. 1. any warm blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard shelled egg. 2. a fowl or game bird. 3 …   Universalium

  • Bird — /berrd/, n. Larry, born 1956, U.S. basketball player. * * * I Any of the warm blooded, beaked vertebrates of the class Aves, including more than 9,600 living species. A covering of feathers distinguishes birds from all other animals. Birds have a …   Universalium

  • wood hoopoe — noun tropical African bird having metallic blackish plumage but no crest • Hypernyms: ↑coraciiform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Phoeniculus, ↑genus Phoeniculus * * * noun : a bird of the genus Phoeniculus * * * any of several tropical, Afric …   Useful english dictionary

  • bee eater — noun colorful chiefly tropical Old World bird having a strong graceful flight; feeds on especially bees • Hypernyms: ↑coraciiform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Meropidae, ↑family Meropidae * * * bee eater, any one of a family of insect eating birds,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • momot — noun tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage • Syn: ↑motmot • Hypernyms: ↑coraciiform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Momotidae, ↑family Momotidae * * * variant of …   Useful english dictionary

  • motmot — noun tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage • Syn: ↑momot • Hypernyms: ↑coraciiform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Momotidae, ↑family Momotidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoopoe — [ho͞o′po͞o΄] n. [earlier houpe < Fr huppe < L upupa, echoic of its cry] an Old World coraciiform bird (Upupa epops) of a family (Upupidae) having only one species, with a long curved bill and an erectile crest …   English World dictionary

  • Coraciiformes — noun rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies • Syn: ↑order Coraciiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoopoo — noun any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward curved bill • Syn: ↑hoopoe • Hypernyms: ↑coraciiform bird • Hyponyms: ↑Euopean hoopoe, ↑Upupa epops • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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