Definitions for jacamarˈdʒæk əˌmɑr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usu. metallic green plumage above.
Origin of jacamar:
1640–50; < F < Tupi jacamáciri
tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage
Any of various insectivorous tropical birds, of the family Galbulidae, having iridescent plumage and a long, sharp bill.
any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant