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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
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