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 found in their feathers. [Written also {touraco}, {touracou}, and {turakoo}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuculiform bird — noun birds having zygodactyl feet (except for the touracos) • Hypernyms: ↑bird • Hyponyms: ↑cuckoo, ↑touraco, ↑turaco, ↑turacou, ↑turakoo • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Musophagidae — noun touracos • Syn: ↑Musophagidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Cuculiformes, ↑order Cuculiformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Musophagidae — noun touracos • Syn: ↑family Musophagidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Cuculiformes, ↑order Cuculiformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • tou|ra|co — «TUR uh koh», noun, plural cos. any one of various large African birds with brilliant feathers and a crest, related to the cuckoo. Also, turakoo. ╂[perhaps < West African native name] …   Useful english dictionary

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