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potoo

[poh-too] /poʊˈtu/
noun, plural potoos.
1.
any of several nocturnal birds of the family Nyctibiidae, of Mexico and Central and South America, related to the goatsuckers.
Origin of potoo
Jamaican English
Twi
1840-1850
1840-50; orig. Jamaican English patoo; compare Twi patú owl
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