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toucan

toucan

noun tou·can \ˈtü-ˌkan, -ˌkän, tü-ˈ\

: a tropical American bird that has bright feathers and a very large beak

Full Definition of TOUCAN

:  any of a family (Ramphastidae) of chiefly fruit-eating birds of tropical America with brilliant coloring and a very large but light and thin-walled bill

Origin of TOUCAN

French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tukána
First Known Use: 1568

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