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trogon

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noun tro·gon \ˈtrō-ˌgän\

Definition of trogon

  1. :  any of numerous nonpasserine tropical birds (family Trogonidae) with brilliant often iridescent plumage



Origin and Etymology of trogon

New Latin, genus name, from Greek trōgōn, present participle of trōgein to gnaw


First Known Use: 1792


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