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tou·can

 (to͞o′kăn′, -kän′, to͞o-kăn′, -kän′)
n.
Any of various South and Central American birds of the family Ramphastidae, having a very large bill and often brightly colored plumage, and feeding mainly on small fruits.

[French, from Portuguese tucano or Spanish tucán, both from Tupí tucano, type of bird.]

toucan

(ˈtuːkən)
n
(Animals) any tropical American arboreal fruit-eating bird of the family Ramphastidae, having a large brightly coloured bill with serrated edges and a bright plumage
[C16: from French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tucana, probably imitative of its cry]

tou•can

(ˈtu kæn, -kɑn, tuˈkɑn)

n.
any of several brightly colored, large billed, fruit-eating birds of the family Ramphastidae, of the New World tropics.
[1550–60; < French < Portuguese tucano < Tupi tucan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toucan - brilliantly colored arboreal fruit-eating bird of tropical America having a very large thin-walled beaktoucan - brilliantly colored arboreal fruit-eating bird of tropical America having a very large thin-walled beak
piciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
toucanet - small toucan
Translations
tukaani
tukan

toucan

[ˈtuːkən] Ntucán m

toucan

[ˈtuːkən] ntoucan m

toucan

nTukan m, → Pfefferfresser m

toucan

[ˈtuːkən] ntucano
References in classic literature ?
well, toucans and flamingoes and pelicans all had their bills in him.
Our day's sport, besides the monkey, was confined to sundry small green parrots and a few toucans.
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Rosie has three bird friends (actually stuffed toys) named Toucan, parrot, and Hornbill.
After a terrible injury, a toucan named Grecia has a new beak.
THE Welsh Government's new plan to install Toucan pedestrian/cyclist light controlled road crossings close to the roundabout, seems like something scrawled in desperation on the back of an envelope just before going home time on a Friday afternoon.
Quick Quote Award: Supply and install a signal controlled junction at Clippens Road/ Stirling Drive (on the signed advisory cycle route between the NCN 7/75 and the On-X Sports Centre) and a toucan crossing over the A760 (on the signed advisory cycle route between the NCN 7/75 and Linwood Town Centre).
I have sat uncomfortably as she has asked me to test her on things as obscure as the seven different types of pedestrian crossing one might encounter (zebra, puffin, pelican, toucan, staggered puffin, staggered pelican and traffic lights, in case you wondered).
An adult, free-living, male toco (common) toucan (Ramphastos toco) was admitted to the zoo animal clinic with weight loss, dehydration, and presence of a soft nodule adhered to the medial portion of the left pectoral muscle.
FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY Section leader Kellie Piper said: "We worm many of the birds every year including our raven, owls, kookaburras, egrets and Oz the toucan.
Mr Toucan tries all kinds of persuasion until finally he has had enough, declares 'Stop', packs all the toys in the cupboard and promises Betty a bedtime story.
When police spotted a female toucan at an animal fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earlier this year, they noticed she had only half a beak.