(?), n. [See Trochilus.] One who studies, or is versed in, the nature and habits of humming birds, or the Trochilid. Gould.
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(?), n. [NL. See Trochilus.] (Zol.) The crocodile bird, or trochil.
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(?), n.;
pl. Trochili (#).
[L. trochilus a kind of small bird. Gr. , fr. to run.] 1. (Zol.) (a) A genus of humming birds. It Formerly included all the known species. (b) Any one of several species of wrens and kinglets. [Obs.] (c) The crocodile bird.
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2. (Arch.) An annular molding whose section is concave, like the edge of a pulley; -- called also scotia.
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