horned screamer
Kamichi Ka"mi*chi, n. (Zo["o]l.) A curious South American bird ({Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta}), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese ({Anseres}). Called also {horned screamer}. The name is sometimes applied also to the {chaja}. See {Chaja}, and {Screamer}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Horned screamer — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horned Screamer — Taxobox name = Horned Screamer image width = 200px image caption = Horned Screamer ( A. cornuta ) status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=47118|title=Anhima cornuta|downloaded=06… …   Wikipedia

  • horned screamer — raguotosios pelamedėjos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anhima; Palamedea angl. horned screamer vok. Hornwehrvogel, m rus. рогатая паламедея, f pranc. kamichi cornu, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pelamedėjiniai… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • horned screamer — raguotoji pelamedėja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anhima cornuta angl. horned screamer vok. Hornwehrvogel, m rus. рогатая паламедея, f pranc. kamichi cornu, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – raguotosios pelamedėjos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • horned screamer — noun screamer having a hornlike process projecting from the forehead • Syn: ↑Anhima cornuta • Hypernyms: ↑screamer • Member Holonyms: ↑Anhima, ↑genus Anhima * * * noun : a screamer ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • horned screamer — a screamer, Anhima cornuta, of tropical South America, having a long, slender hornlike process projecting from the forehead. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • horned screamer — noun Anhima cornuta, a South American bird, member of the Anhimidae family, with black upper parts, head and breast and white speckles on the crown, throat and wing coverts …   Wiktionary

  • horned-screamer — n. Kamichi (Palamedea cornuta) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Horned — Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horned bee — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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