ruby-throated hummingbird
noun Date: circa 1782 a hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) of eastern North America having a bright metallic green back, whitish underparts, and in the adult male a red throat

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  • ruby-throated hummingbird — ☆ ruby throated hummingbird [ro͞o′bēthrōt′id ] n. a common North American hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), the male of which has a metallic green back and a red throat: see HUMMINGBIRD …   English World dictionary

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird — Taxobox name = Ruby throated Hummingbird status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 220px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Apodiformes [ [http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Ruby throated… …   Wikipedia

  • ruby-throated hummingbird — paprastasis archilochas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Archilochus colubris angl. ruby throated hummingbird vok. Rubinkehlkolibri, m rus. краснозобый архилохус, m; краснозобый колибри, m; обыкновенный архилохус, m;… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ruby-throated hummingbird — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) of eastern No. America having a bright bronzy green back, whitish underparts, and in the adult male a red throat with metallic reflections * * * /rooh bee throh tid/ a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruby-throated hummingbird — /rooh bee throh tid/ a small hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, the only hummingbird of eastern North America, having metallic green upper plumage and a bright red throat in the male. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruby-throated hummingbird — ru′by throat ed hum′mingbird n. orn a hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, of E North America, having metallic green upper plumage and, in the male, a bright red throat • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • -throated — [thrōt′id] combining form having a (specified kind of) throat [ruby throated hummingbird] * * * …   Universalium

  • -throated — [thrōt′id] combining form having a (specified kind of) throat [ruby throated hummingbird] …   English World dictionary

  • Hummingbird — Taxobox name = Hummingbird image width = 250px image caption = Female Black chinned Hummingbird regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae unranked ordo = Cypselomorphae ordo = Apodiformes …   Wikipedia

  • hummingbird — /hum ing berrd /, n. a very small nectar sipping New World bird of the family Trochilidae, characterized by the brilliant, iridescent plumage of the male, a slender bill, and narrow wings, the extremely rapid beating of which produces a humming… …   Universalium

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