hoactzin
hoactzin hoactzin n. A crested ill-smelling South American bird ({Opisthocomus hoazin}) whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings.

Syn: hoatzin, stinkbird, {Opisthocomus hoazin}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • hoactzin — /hoh akt sin, wahkt sin/, n. hoatzin. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoactzin — /hoʊˈæktsɪn/ (say hoh aktsin) noun → hoatzin …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoactzin —   n. S American crested bird; stinkbird …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hoactzin — noun crested ill smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings • Syn: ↑hoatzin, ↑stinkbird, ↑Opisthocomus hoazin • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Opisthocomus hoazin — hoactzin hoactzin n. A crested ill smelling South American bird ({Opisthocomus hoazin}) whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings. Syn: hoatzin, stinkbird, {Opisthocomus hoazin}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opisthocomus hoazin — hoactzin hoactzin n. A crested ill smelling South American bird ({Opisthocomus hoazin}) whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings. Syn: hoatzin, stinkbird, {Opisthocomus hoazin}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoatzin — by Beni River, Bolivia Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • hoatzin — /hoh at sin, waht sin/, n. a blue faced, crested bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, of the Amazon and Orinoco forests, having as a nestling a large, temporary claw on the second and third digits of the forelimb, for climbing among the tree branches. Also …   Universalium

  • hoatzin — /hoʊˈætsɪn/ (say hoh atsin) noun a tropical South American crested bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, the nestlings of which have claws on the first and second digits of the wings. Also, hoactzin. {American Spanish, from Nahuatl uatzin pheasant} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gallinacean — noun heavy bodied largely ground feeding domestic or game birds • Syn: ↑gallinaceous bird • Hypernyms: ↑bird • Hyponyms: ↑domestic fowl, ↑fowl, ↑poultry, ↑jun …   Useful english dictionary

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