toucan

[too-kan, -kahn, too-kahn]
noun
1.
any of several usually brightly colored, fruit-eating birds of the family Ramphastidae, of tropical America, having a very large bill.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Tucana.

Origin:
1550–60; < French < Portuguese tucano < Tupi tucan (imitative of its cry)

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toucan (ˈtuːkən)
 
n
any tropical American arboreal fruit-eating bird of the family Ramphastidae, having a large brightly coloured bill with serrated edges and a bright plumage
 
[C16: from French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tucana, probably imitative of its cry]

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toucan
bright-colored bird of S.America, 1568, from Fr. toucan (1558) and Sp. tucan, from Tupi (Brazil) tuka, tukana, probably imitative of its call.
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Example sentences
The fruit of nutmeg trees typically ripen early in the day, possibly to take
  advantage of the toucan's early morning activity.
My toucan, an aracari is little dynamo, and my rabbits rule the house.
The small zoo houses local species such as spider monkeys and tropical birds,
  including a toucan.
The toucan's long bill has long perplexed biologists.
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