any of several brilliantly colored birds of the family Trogonidae, especially of the genus Trogon, of tropical and subtropical regions of the New World.

1785–95; < Neo-Latin < Greek trṓgōn, present participle of trṓgein to gnaw

trogonoid [troh-guh-noid] , adjective Unabridged
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trogon (ˈtrəʊɡɒn)
See also quetzal 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
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek trōgōn, from trōgein to gnaw]

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any of about 35 bird species common to warm regions. Trogons, who constitute the family of Trogonidae, have the belly bright red to yellow in contrast with the dark chest and upperparts. In Africa and America, males are iridescent above; those of Asia lack the gloss but have a touch of pink or red on the head, chest, rump, or tail. Among the best-known species of the trogon family are the quetzals (genus Pharomachrus).

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