Motmot
Motmot Mot"mot, n. [Cf. {Momot}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of long-tailed, passerine birds of the genus {Momotus}, having a strong serrated beak. In most of the species the two long middle tail feathers are racket-shaped at the tip, when mature. The bird itself is said by some writers to trim them into this shape. They feed on insects, reptiles, and fruit, and are found from Mexico to Brazil. The name is derived from its note. [Written also {momot}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Motmot — Motmot, Vogel, so v.w. Momot …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Motmot — Motmot, s. Sägeracken [Abb. 1572] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • motmot — [mät′mät΄] n. [AmSp, echoic of its note] any of a family (Momotidae) of long tailed, chiefly green, coraciiform birds of tropical and subtropical America, usually nesting in tunnels they make along river banks …   English World dictionary

  • Motmot — Motmots Blue crowned Motmot Momotus momota Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Motmot — Momotidae Momotidés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Motmot — tikrieji momotai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Momotus angl. motmot vok. Motmot, m rus. момот, m pranc. motmot, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – momotiniai siauresnis terminas – meksikinis momotas siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • motmot — tikrieji momotai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Momotus angl. motmot vok. Motmot, m rus. момот, m pranc. motmot, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – momotiniai siauresnis terminas – meksikinis momotas siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • motmot — noun Etymology: New Latin momot, motmot Date: 1837 any of a family (Momotidae) of long tailed mostly green nonpasserine birds of Central and South American tropical forests …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • motmot — /mot mot/, n. 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. [1625 35; < AmerSp; repetitive compound, imitating the bird s …   Universalium

  • motmot — /ˈmɒtmɒt/ (say motmot) noun any of the tropical and subtropical American birds constituting the family Momotidae, related to the kingfishers, and having a serrate bill and chiefly greenish and bluish plumage. {American Spanish; imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

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