from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small birds of the family Todidae, of the West Indies, related to the kingfisher and the motmot and having colorful, predominantly green plumage and a bright red throat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the genus Todus of small insectivorous Caribbean birds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of small insectivorous West Indian birds of the genus Todus. They are allied to the kingfishers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird of the genus Todus or family Todidæ.
- n. One of several birds formerly misplaced in the genus Todus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill
Probably from French todier, from New Latin Todus, genus name, from Latin todus, a kind of small bird.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)