curassow

curassow

[kyoor-uh-soh, kyoo-ras-oh]
noun
any of several large, arboreal, gallinaceous birds of the family Cracidae, of South and Central America.

Origin:
1675–85; after Curaçao

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curassow (ˈkjʊərəˌsəʊ)
 
n
See also guan 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
 
[C17: anglicized variant of Curaçao (island)]

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