noun ca·lao \kəˈlau̇\

Definition of calao



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of calao

Spanish, from Tagalog kalaw

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to cast off or become cast off

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