curassow

noun
cu·​ras·​sow | \ ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌsō How to pronounce curassow (audio) , ˈku̇r- \

Definition of curassow

: any of several large arboreal gallinaceous game birds (family Cracidae, especially genus Crax) of South and Central America

Examples of curassow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were trogons and toucans, curassows and woodpeckers. National Geographic, 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of curassow

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curassow

alteration of Curaçao

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“Curassow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curassow. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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