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hoat·zin

 (wät-sēn′)
n.
A crested bird (Opisthocomus hoazin) of tropical South America having brown and buff plumage and a blue face. Juveniles have claws on the first and second digits of the wings.

[American Spanish hoazín, from Nahuatl uatzin, pheasant or small game bird.]

hoatzin

(həʊˈætsɪn) or

hoactzin

n
(Animals) a unique South American gallinaceous bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, with a brownish plumage, a very small crested head, and clawed wing digits in the young: family Opisthocomidae
[C17: from American Spanish, from Nahuatl uatzin pheasant]

ho•at•zin

(hoʊˈæt sɪn, ˈwɑt sɪn)

n.
a slender, crested gallinaceous bird, Opisthocomus hoatzin, of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, with young having a temporary claw on the wing for grasping branches.
[1655–65; « Nahuatl huāctzīn,huāhtzīn name for several henlike birds of the Valley of Mexico]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoatzin - crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wingshoatzin - crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
genus Opisthocomus, Opisthocomus - type genus of the Opisthocomidae: hoatzins