Etymology
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kingfisher (n.)

type of colorful European diving bird, mid-15c., originally king's fisher, for obscure reasons; see king + fisher.

updated on March 15, 2016

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Definitions of kingfisher from WordNet

kingfisher (n.)
nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish;
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