Meaning of “hummingbird” in the English Dictionary

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"hummingbird" in British English

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hummingbirdnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhʌm.ɪŋ.bɜːd/ us /ˈhʌm.ɪŋ.bɝːd/

Examples

  • One kind of hummingbird has a beak that is longer than its body!
  • The hummingbird’s beak goes down into flowers to drink the juice.

(Definition of “hummingbird” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hummingbird" in American English

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hummingbirdnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhʌm·ɪŋˌbɜrd/

a very small, brightly colored bird with a long beak that it uses to drink nectar (= sweet liquid) from flowers

(Definition of “hummingbird” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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