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tinamou

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noun tin·a·mou \ˈti-nə-ˌmü\

Definition of tinamou

  1. :  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 and Etymology of tinamou

French, from Carib tinamu


First Known Use: circa 1783


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