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- n. Any of several species of hummingbirds of the genus Steganura, having two of the tail feathers very long and racket-shaped.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of humming birds of the genus Steganura, having two of the tail feathers very long and racket-shaped.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A humming-bird of the genus Discurus and related forms, having two feathers of the tail shaped like rackets.
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High up on the hills he found another beautiful little bird which he called the "white-booted racket-tail."
The rapid flying white-booted racket-tail is likewise common near Santa
The racket-tail humming-bird (Discura longicauda) takes its name from the curious form of its tail, the feathers of which are forked, -- the two exterior ones being twice the length of the second pair.