plural -s
: a very large Philippine hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax) with a large red bill and casque, rufous head and neck, dull black breast, brown back and wings, and a white tail often stained yellowish buff

called also rufous hornbill

Word History


Spanish, from Tagalog kalaw

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“Calao.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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