kingfisher : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
- He lists Cambodia's trade goods (kingfisher feathers, rosewood and beeswax in return for Chinese pewter, celadon and combs), stripping its flora and fauna of the romance of place .
- Through the carved window frame I can see swallows swooping over the lillies, little black ducks diving in the shallows and a kingfisher preening itself on the verandah.
- A dark young man, attired in pajamas of kingfisher-blue silk, smoking, with mannered nonchalance, a brown cigaret, was reclining among the pillows of a luxurious seabed.