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Any of several long-tailed, crested South and Central American game birds of the family Cracidae, related to the pheasants and domestic fowl.
[Alteration of Curaçao.]
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(Animals) any gallinaceous ground-nesting bird of the family Cracidae, of S North, Central, and South America. Curassows have long legs and tails and, typically, a distinctive crest of curled feathers. See also guan
[C17: anglicized variant of Curaçao (island)]
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cu•ras•sow(ˈkyʊər əˌsoʊ, kyʊˈræs oʊ)
any of several large gallinaceous birds of the guan family, esp. of the genus Crax, typically crested, with bony casques above the bill.
[1675–85; after Curaçao]
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|Noun||1.||curassow - large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food|
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