Definition for JAC'A-MAR


A group of fowls arranged by Linnæus under the genus Alcedo; but their toes are differently placed, and their food consists of insects. They are about the size of a lark. Numerous species are described. – Encyc. The Jackamars are arranged in a separate genus, Galbula, and along with the woodpeckers in the order of climbers. – Cuvier.

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