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curassow

[kyoo r-uh-soh, kyoo-ras-oh] /ˈkyʊər əˌsoʊ, kyʊˈræs oʊ/
noun
1.
any of several large, arboreal, gallinaceous birds of the family Cracidae, of South and Central America.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; after Curaçao
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curassow

/ˈkjʊərəˌsəʊ/
noun
1.
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 See also guan
Word Origin
C17: anglicized variant of Curaçao (island)
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