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also tou·ra·co (to͝or′ə-kō′)
n. pl. tu·ra·cos also tou·ra·cos
Any of various fruit-eating African birds of the family Musophagidae, having brightly colored plumage, a long tail, and a prominent crest.

[French, perhaps of West African origin.]


n, pl -cos
(Animals) a variant spelling of touraco
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turaco - large brightly crested bird of Africaturaco - large brightly crested bird of Africa
cuculiform bird - birds having zygodactyl feet (except for the touracos)
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Where hundreds of generators and pumps and boom boxes had drowned out the cacophony of the jungle days before, I could now hear the calls of blue touracos and hornbills.
There are more than 50 aviaries with parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more.