Ramphastos

noun Ram·phas·tos \-ˈfaˌstäs\

Definition of Ramphastos

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

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Origin and Etymology of ramphastos

New Latin, irregular from Greek rhamphos curved beak + astos citizen, from asty city; akin to Sanskrit vasati he remains, dwells — more at rhamph-, was


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