Kingfisher definition

kĭngfĭshər
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Any of various birds of the family Alcedinidae, characteristically having a crested head, a long stout beak, a short tail, and brilliant coloration.
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Any of a family (Alcedinidae) of coraciiform birds, usually having bright coloration, a large, crested head, a large, strong beak, and a short tail: most species dive for fish.
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Any of various birds of the suborder Alcedines, having a large head, short tail and brilliant colouration; they feed mostly on fish.
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Noun

Singular:
kingfisher
Plural:
kingfishers

Origin of kingfisher