trochilidine

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Etymology[edit]

From Translingual Trochilidae (family name).

Adjective[edit]

trochilidine (comparative more trochilidine, superlative most trochilidine)

  1. (ornithology, rare) Of, or pertaining to hummingbirds.
    • 1892, Robert Ridgway, THE HUMMING BIRDS., page 261:
      Trochilidine literature has never entirely recovered from its effect.

Synonyms[edit]

  • trochiline