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Meaning of ruby-throated hummingbird

ru'by-throat•ed hum'mingbird

Pronunciation: (r'bē-thrō"tid), [key]
  1. a small hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, the only hummingbird of eastern North America, having metallic-green upper plumage and a bright red throat in the male.
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