turaco
or touraco noun (plural -cos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1743 any of a family (Musophagidae) of typically crested African birds that are related to the cuckoos and have a long tail, a short stout often colored bill, and red wing feathers

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  • 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

  • turaco — TURÁCO s. m. pasăre arboricolă, de mărimea unui fazan, având pe cap o creastă de pene moi, în pădurile Africii tropicale. (< fr., engl. touraco) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • turaco — s. m. Espécie de cuco africano …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Turaco — Turacos and relatives Guinea Turaco, Tauraco persa at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • turaco — /toor euh koh /, n., pl. turacos. touraco. * * * ▪ bird also spelled  touraco,  also called  lourie  or  plantain eater   any of about 18 species in six genera of colourful, fruit eating African birds (bird). The green and iridescent turacos… …   Universalium

  • turaco — /ˈturəkoʊ/ (say toohruhkoh) noun (plural turacos) any of the large African birds constituting the family Musophagidae (genera Turaco, Musophaga, etc.), notable for their brilliant plumage and helmet like crest. Also, touraco. {from a West African …   Australian English dictionary

  • turaco — plikaakiai turakai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Musophaga angl. turaco vok. Turako, m rus. гологлазый турако, m pranc. touraco, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji turakai siauresnis terminas – Centrinės Afrikos… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • turaco — tikrieji turakai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tauraco angl. turaco vok. Turako, m rus. турако, m pranc. touraco, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji turakai siauresnis terminas – baltakuodis turakas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • turaco — ► ZOOLOGÍA Nombre común de diversas aves musofagiformes (géneros Turacus y Musophaga); son aves de tamaño medio y plumaje en general vistoso. Se hallan en África …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • turaco — crested African colourful bird with long tail and red wings Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

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