touraco
turaco uraco, turacou u*ra"cou, n. [Cf. F. touraco.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large brightly crested birds of the genus {Turacus}, native of Africa. They eat plantain and are remarkable for the peculiar green and red pigments found in their feathers. [Written also {touraco}, {touracou}, and {turakoo}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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  • touraco — ● touraco nom masculin Oiseau (musophage) des forêts tropicales et des savanes africaines, à plumage vivement coloré, à la tête ornée d une huppe, aux ailes rondes, à la queue longue, au bec fort et courbe, frugivore. touraco n. m. ORNITH Oiseau… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Touraco — Tou*ra co, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Turacou}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touraco — [to͞o′rə kō΄, to͞o΄rə kō′] n. pl. touracos [prob. via Fr < WAfr native name] any of a family (Musophagidae, order Cuculiformes) of brightly colored, tropical forest birds of Africa, with a short, stout bill, long tail, and erectile crest …   English World dictionary

  • Touraco — Musophagidae Musophagidés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • touraco — (tou ra ko) s. m. Sorte de perroquet ; le genre touraco faisait pour Linné partie des coucous ; aujourd hui il est classé à part, près des gallinacés. Le touraco, si remarquable par la chevelure verte qui se dresse sur sa tête, Monit univ. 17 nov …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • touraco — /toor euh koh /, n., pl. touracos. any of several large, brightly colored birds of the family Musophagidae, of Africa, having a helmetlike crest. Also, turaco. [1735 45; < F touraco or D toerako; ulterior orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • touraco — tou•ra•co [[t]ˈtʊər əˌkoʊ[/t]] n. pl. cos orn any of various large, typically brightly colored birds of the family Musophagidae, of Africa: most species have helmetlike crests • Etymology: 1735–45; < F touraco or D toerako …   From formal English to slang

  • touraco — plikaakiai turakai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Musophaga angl. turaco vok. Turako, m rus. гологлазый турако, m pranc. touraco, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji turakai siauresnis terminas – Centrinės Afrikos… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • touraco — tikrieji turakai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tauraco angl. turaco vok. Turako, m rus. турако, m pranc. touraco, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji turakai siauresnis terminas – baltakuodis turakas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • touraco — var. of TURACO. * * * touraco var. turaco …   Useful english dictionary

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