Definition of woodstar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdstɑː/


A very small American hummingbird found in tropical forests, with a green back and typically a red or purple throat.
  • Family Trochilidae: several genera and species.
Example sentences
  • The bill may be proportionately longer on some woodstars, but really, they look about the same on average.
  • They've been named wood nymphs, comets, mountain gems, fairies, sunbeams, plummeteers, sun angels and woodstars by the people who discovered them.
  • Hummingbirds’ names evoke their exquisite qualities and variety, from sabrewings to woodstars to sunangels - to this Green Violet-ear.

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