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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jak-uh-mahr]
    • /ˈdʒæk əˌmɑr/
    • /dʒˈakamə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak-uh-mahr]
    • /ˈdʒæk əˌmɑr/

Definitions of jacamar word

  • noun jacamar any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usually metallic green plumage above. 1
  • noun jacamar An insectivorous bird of tropical American forests, with a long pointed bill, a long tail, and plumage that is typically iridescent green above. 1
  • noun jacamar any bird of the tropical American family Galbulidae, having an iridescent plumage and feeding on insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc) 0
  • noun jacamar any of a family (Galbulidae) of tropical forest piciform birds of South and Central America that feed on insects 0
  • noun jacamar Any of various insectivorous tropical birds, of the family Galbulidae, having iridescent plumage and a long, sharp bill. 0

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Origin of jacamar

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
1640-50; < French < Tupi jacamáciri

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jacamar popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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