touraco


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tou·ra·co

 (to͝or′ə-kō′)
n.
Variant of turaco.

touraco

(ˈtʊərəˌkəʊ) or

turaco

n, pl -cos
(Animals) any brightly coloured crested arboreal African bird of the family Musophagidae: order Cuculiformes (cuckoos, etc)
[C18: of West African origin]

tou•ra•co

(ˈtʊər əˌkoʊ)

n., pl. -cos.
any of various large, typically brightly colored birds of the family Musophagidae, of Africa: most species have helmetlike crests.
[1735–45; < French touraco or Dutch toerako]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touraco - large brightly crested bird of Africatouraco - large brightly crested bird of Africa
cuculiform bird - birds having zygodactyl feet (except for the touracos)
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