Odontophorus

noun Odon·toph·o·rus \ˌōˌdän‧ˈtäf(ə)rəs\

Definition of Odontophorus

  1. :  a genus of Central and South American crested partridges that resemble quails and are placed in a distinct subfamily of Phasianidae or sometimes isolated in a distinct family

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of odontophorus

New Latin, from odont- + -phorus


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Odontophorus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!