Definition of violet-ear in English:


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  • A tropical American hummingbird with green or brown plumage and a glittering purple patch behind each eye.
    • Genus Colibri, family Trochilidae: four species
    More example sentences
    • While some species of hummingbirds are known to sing - and Anna's, green violet-ear, and sparkling violet-ear hummingbirds appear to learn - we found that very little had been written about the sounds of blue-throated hummingbirds.
    • According to reports, male sparkling violet-ears were seen twice caring for their young.
    • This is the largest hummer at the feeders, and it's easily recognized as a violet-ear by its bluish-green color and blue-violet ears.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody