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curassow

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noun cu·ras·sow \ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌsō, ˈku̇r-\

Definition of curassow

  1. :  any of several large arboreal gallinaceous game birds (family Cracidae, especially genus Crax) of South and Central America



Origin and Etymology of curassow

alteration of Curaçao


First Known Use: 1685


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