turacou
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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  • turacou — noun large brightly crested bird of Africa • Syn: ↑touraco, ↑turaco, ↑turakoo • Hypernyms: ↑cuculiform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Musophagidae, ↑family Musophagidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lories — Lory Lo ry, n.; pl. {Lories}. [Hind. & Malay. l[=u]r[=i], n[=u]r[=i].] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of many species of small parrots of the family {Trichoglossid[ae]}, generally having the tongue papillose at the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lory — Lo ry, n.; pl. {Lories}. [Hind. & Malay. l[=u]r[=i], n[=u]r[=i].] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of many species of small parrots of the family {Trichoglossid[ae]}, generally having the tongue papillose at the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turacoverdin — Tu*ra co*ver din, n. [See {Turacou}, and {Verdant}.] (Physiol.) (Chem.) A green pigment found in the feathers of the turacou. See {Turacin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touracou — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turacin — Tu ra*cin, n. (Physiol.) (Chem.) A red or crimson pigment obtained from certain feathers of several species of turacou; whence the name. It contains nearly six per cent of copper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turakoo — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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