noun Etymology: alteration of earlier quam, probably from Kuna (Chibchan language of Panama) kwama Date: 1743 any of various large gregarious neotropical birds (family Cracidae) that are chiefly arboreal forest-dwellers and that somewhat resemble turkeys

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