Ramphastos

noun
Ram·​phas·​tos | \ -ˈfaˌstäs\

Definition of Ramphastos

: a genus (the type of the family Ramphastidae) comprising various typical toucans

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History and Etymology for Ramphastos

New Latin, irregular from Greek rhamphos curved beak + astos citizen, from asty city; akin to Sanskrit vasati he remains, dwells

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