Ourax Pauxi
Curassow Cu*ras"sow (k?-r?s"s?), n. [Native name in Brazil.] (Zool.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera {Crax}, {Ourax}, etc., of the family {Cracid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The crested curassow ({Crax alector}) is black, and about the size of a small hen-turkey, with an erectile crest of curled feathers. It ranges from Mexico to Brazil. The galeated curassow or cushew bird ({Ourax Pauxi}) is similar in size, and has a large, hollow, blue, pear-shaped protuberance on the head. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ourax pauxi — Pauxi Paux i, n. [From the native name: cf. Sp. pauji.] (Zo[ o]l.) A curassow ({Ourax pauxi}), which, in South America, is often domesticated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pauxi — Paux i, n. [From the native name: cf. Sp. pauji.] (Zo[ o]l.) A curassow ({Ourax pauxi}), which, in South America, is often domesticated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ourax — Vogel, so v.w. Pauxi, s.u. Hocko b) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ourax — (ou raks) s. m. Nom moderne du genre pauxi (gallinacés), qui contient deux espèces, savoir : l ourax casqué, dit pauxi à pierre et oiseau pierre ; c est, pour Buffon, le pierre de Cayenne, et, pour Brisson, le hocco du Mexique ; l ourax mitu,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Crax alector — Curassow Cu*ras sow (k? r?s s?), n. [Native name in Brazil.] (Zool.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera {Crax}, {Ourax}, etc., of the family {Cracid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The crested curassow ({Crax alector}) is black, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curassow — Cu*ras sow (k? r?s s?), n. [Native name in Brazil.] (Zool.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera {Crax}, {Ourax}, etc., of the family {Cracid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The crested curassow ({Crax alector}) is black, and about the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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