Definition of thorntail in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːnteɪl/

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  • A tropical American hummingbird with bright green plumage and projecting outer tail feathers.
    • Genus Popelairia, family Trochilidae: four species

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody