These descriptive names are highly poetic, as also that of the Portuguese, " beija-flor " (flower-kisser); but the humming-bird is insectivorous, and thrusts his long bill into flowers in search of insects instead of honey.
Aryan o became a, as in Irish ldr, cognate with AngloSaxon flor, Eng.
On the 8th of June 1663 the count of Villa Flor utterly defeated D.
Saldanha, Palmella, the count of Villa Flor (afterwards duke of Terceira), and the other constitutionalist leaders were driven into exile, while scores of their adherents were executed and thousands imprisoned.
Fortune played into the hands of Palmella, Saldanha, Villa Flor and their followers in Terceira.