Motmot meaning

mŏtmŏt
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.
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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.
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Any bird in the taxonomic family Momotidae, endemic to the neotropics.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of motmot - momot

Origin of motmot

  • New Latin motmot probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Onomatopoeic, from American Spanish.

    From Wiktionary