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
Origin of motmotAmSp, echoic of its note
Any of various tropical American birds of the family Momotidae, usually having green and blue plumage with long tail feathers that have paddle- or racket-shaped tips.
Origin of motmotNew Latin motmot probably of imitative origin
Onomatopoeic, from American Spanish.