from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A humming-bird of the genus Eriocnemis: so called from the white fleecy tufts or puffs about the legs. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of beautiful humming birds of the genus Eriocnemis having large tufts of downy feathers on the legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of numerous
speciesof hummingbirdsof the genus Eriocnemis, with large tuftsof downy featherson the legs.
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In the neighbourhood of Santa Fe, another very beautiful and curious little bird, the copper-bellied puff-leg, is found, at an elevation of about 9000 feet.