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cock-of-the-rock

[kok-uh v-th uh-rok] /ˈkɒk əv ðəˈrɒk/
noun, plural cocks-of-the-rock.
1.
a brilliant orange-red bird of the genus Rupicola, of northern South America, having an erect crest that conceals the bill.
Origin of cock-of-the-rock
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for cock-of-the-rock

cock-of-the-rock

noun
1.
either of two tropical South American birds, Rupicola rupicola or R. peruviana, having an erectile crest and (in the male) a brilliant red or orange plumage: family Cotingidae (cotingas)
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