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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A family of tenuirostral macrochirous picarian birds peculiar to America, whose typical genus is Trochilus; the humming-birds or colibris. See humming-bird (with cut), for description, and cuts under Atthis, Calypte, Docimastes, Eriocnemis, Eutoxeres, sappho, sheartail, Soathura, sun-gem, and thornbill.


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