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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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