Parauque
Parauque Pa*rauque", n. (Zo["o]l.) A bird ({Nyctidromus albicollis}) ranging from Texas to South America. It is allied to the night hawk and goatsucker. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nyctidromus albicollis — Parauque Pa*rauque , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A bird ({Nyctidromus albicollis}) ranging from Texas to South America. It is allied to the night hawk and goatsucker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pauraque — /pow rah kay/; Sp. /pow rddah ke/, n., pl. pauraques / kayz/; Sp. / kes/. a large, tropical American goatsucker, Nyctidromus albicollis. [1905 10; presumably Hispanicized sp. of a word < a language of tropical America] * * * ▪ bird also spelled… …   Universalium

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