seriema

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ser·i·e·ma

 (sĕr′ē-ē′mə)
n.
Either of two long-legged birds (Cariama cristata or Chunga burmeisteri) of grasslands and scrubby areas of South America, which feed on snakes, frogs, worms, and insects.

[Spanish, from Tupí sariema.]

seriema

(ˌsɛrɪˈiːmə)
n
(Animals) either of two cranelike South American birds, Cariama cristata or Chunga burmeisteri, having a crest just above the bill, rounded wings, and a long tail: family Cariamidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)
[C19: from New Latin, from Tupi çariama crested]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seriema - Argentinian Cariamaseriema - Argentinian Cariama      
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
genus Chunga - a genus of Cariamidae
2.seriema - Brazilian Cariamaseriema - Brazilian Cariama; sole representative of the genus Cariama
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Cariama, genus Cariama - the type genus of the Cariamidae comprising only the crested cariama