noun quet·zal \ket-ˈsäl, -ˈsal\
plural quetzals or quet·za·les \-ˈsä-(ˌ)lās, -ˈsa-\

Definition of QUETZAL

:  a Central American trogon (Pharomachrus mocinno) that has brilliant green plumage above, a red breast, and in the male long upper tail coverts
plural quetzales — see money table

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Origin of QUETZAL

American Spanish, from Nahuatl quetzalli tail coverts of the quetzal
First Known Use: 1827


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