Palamedea cornuta
Screamer Scream"er (skr[=e]m"[~e]r), n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family {Anhimid[ae]}, and the suborder {Palamede[ae]}. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus {Chauna}. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is {Palamedea cornuta}. [1913 Webster]

2. Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. An exclamation mark. [Printer's Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Palamedea cornuta — Kamichi Ka mi*chi, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A curious South American bird ({Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta}), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palamedea cornuta — Anhima An hi*ma, n. [Brazilian name.] A South American aquatic bird; the horned screamer or kamichi ({Palamedea cornuta}). See {Kamichi}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • palamedean — palamedean, a. Ornith. (pæləˈmiːdɪən) [f. mod.L. Palamēdea, fancifully f. Gr. Παλαµήδης, one of the Grecian heroes at the siege of Troy.] Of or belonging to the genus Palamedea or family Palamedeidæ of birds, the type of which is the kamichi or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anhima — An hi*ma, n. [Brazilian name.] A South American aquatic bird; the horned screamer or kamichi ({Palamedea cornuta}). See {Kamichi}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anhima — Kamichi Ka mi*chi, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A curious South American bird ({Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta}), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaja — Kamichi Ka mi*chi, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A curious South American bird ({Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta}), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned screamer — Kamichi Ka mi*chi, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A curious South American bird ({Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta}), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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