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 Eriocnemis.

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 species of hummingbirds of the genus Eriocnemis, with large tufts of downy feathers on the legs.


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