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caracara

[kahr-uh-kahr-uh, kar-uh-kar-uh] /ˌkɑr əˈkɑr ə, ˌkær əˈkær ə/
noun
1.
any of certain long-legged birds of prey of the falcon family, of the southern U.S. and Central and South America that feed on carrion.
Origin of caracara
1830-1840
1830-40; < Spanish or Portuguese < Tupi; imitative of its cry
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British Dictionary definitions for caracara

caracara

/ˌkɑːrəˈkɑːrə/
noun
1.
any of various large carrion-eating diurnal birds of prey of the genera Caracara, Polyborus, etc, of S North, Central, and South America, having long legs and naked faces: family Falconidae (falcons)
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish or Portuguese, from Tupi; of imitative origin
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