Tambourine
Tambourine Tam`bour*ine", n. A South American wild dove ({Tympanistria tympanistria}), mostly white, with black-tiped wings and tail. Its resonant note is said to be ventriloquous. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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