1. [syn: hawkmoth, hawk moth, sphingid, sphinx moth, hummingbird moth]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Humming \Hum"ming\, n.
A sound like that made by bees; a low, murmuring sound; a
Hummingale, lively or strong ale. --Dryden.
Humming-bird moth (Zool.), a hawk moth. See Hawk moth,
under Hawk, the bird.
[1913 Webster] hummingbird
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of
powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed [syn:
hawkmoth, hawk moth, sphingid, sphinx moth,