from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American birds of the family Momotidae, usually having green and blue plumage with long tail feathers that spread out at the tip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any bird in the taxonomic family Momotidae, endemic to the neotropics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird of the family Momotidæ or Prionitidæ; a sawbill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage
New Latin motmot, probably of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeic, from American Spanish. (Wiktionary)