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
Rhymes with tinamou
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