Definition of Motmot

1. Noun. Tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage.

Exact synonyms: Momot
Generic synonyms: Coraciiform Bird
Group relationships: Family Momotidae, Momotidae



Definition of Motmot

1. n. Any one of several species of long-tailed, passerine birds of the genus Momotus, having a strong serrated beak. In most of the species the two long middle tail feathers are racket-shaped at the tip, when mature. The bird itself is said by some writers to trim them into this shape. They feed on insects, reptiles, and fruit, and are found from Mexico to Brazil. The name is derived from its note.

Definition of Motmot

1. Noun. Any bird in the taxonomic family ''Momotidae'', endemic to the neotropics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motmot

1. a tropical bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Motmot

1. Any one of several species of long-tailed, passerine birds of the genus Momotus, having a strong serrated beak. In most of the species the two long middle tail feathers are racket-shaped at the tip, when mature. The bird itself is said by some writers to trim them into this shape. They feed on insects, reptiles, and fruit, and are found from Mexico to Brazil. The name is derived from its note. Alternative forms: momot. Origin: Cf. Momot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Motmot

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"D. from Harvard college. MOTION. See MECHANICS. motmot (momotus, Briss ... The best known species is the Brazilian motmot (M. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"The nest consists of a few withered blades of grass, on which they deposit two eggs. The principal species are the blue-headed motmot (P. ..."

3. The Philosophy of Zoology: Or, A General View of the Structure, Functions by John Fleming (1822)
"... motmot, Gm. Cheeks naked. 4. LOPHURA. Tail vertical, with the middle feather arched. ... motmot ..."

4. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1851)
"The nest consists of a few withered blades of grass, on which they deposit two eggs. The principal species are the blue-headed motmot (P. ..."

5. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"The principal species are the blue-headed motmot (P. momota), and the red-headed (P. dombey). MOTTE, Antoine Houdar de la, a distinguished author, ..."

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