Oreophasis

noun

Oreo·​pha·​sis
: a genus of curassows including the mountain curassow

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ore- + Greek Phasis, a river (now Rion) in Colchis (now western Georgia, U.S.S.R.), the etymon of Greek phasianos pheasant

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“Oreophasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oreophasis. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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