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trogon

[troh-gon] /ˈtroʊ gɒn/
noun
1.
any of several brilliantly colored birds of the family Trogonidae, especially of the genus Trogon, of tropical and subtropical regions of the New World.
Origin of trogon
1785-1795
1785-95; < New Latin < Greek trṓgōn, present participle of trṓgein to gnaw
Related forms
trogonoid
[troh-guh-noid] /ˈtroʊ gəˌnɔɪd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trogon

trogon

/ˈtrəʊɡɒn/
noun
1.
any bird of the order Trogoniformes of tropical and subtropical regions of America, Africa, and Asia. They have a brilliant plumage, short hooked bill, and long tail See also quetzal
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek trōgōn, from trōgein to gnaw
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