tinamou


tin·a·mou

noun \ˈti-nə-ˌmü\

Definition of TINAMOU

:  any of a family (Tinamidae) of South and Central American ground-dwelling birds that have a deeply keeled sternum and a rudimentary tail and that produce large glossy usually colorful eggs

Origin of TINAMOU

French, from Carib tinamu
First Known Use: circa 1783

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