TRO'CHIL, n. [L. trochilus; Gr. to run.]

1. An aquatic bird, a swift runner, with long legs, which is said to get its meat out of the crocodile's mouth.

2. A name given to the golden crowned wren.

3. In zoology, the humming bird or honeysucker, a kind of beautiful little birds, natives of America.

4. In architecture, a hollow ring round a column; called also scotia, and by workmen, the casement.