from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A humming-bird of the genus Oreotrochilus.


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  • One of my favorites as well.

    December 14, 2010

  • Perhaps my favorite bird moniker to date - so very endearing and evocative.

    December 13, 2010

  • Btw, hernesheir, this is an actual hummingbird species--well, actually, more than one species--not a nickname. Isn't it a great word? :-)

    (Also see hillstar.)

    December 13, 2010