cu·​ras·​sow ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌsō How to pronounce curassow (audio)
: 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 Other animals: Giraffe, alpaca, dromedary camel, Bactrian camel, hyena, porcupine, prairie dogs, hornbill birds, curassow birds, capybara, lion, horses, Grévy’s zebra, Indian rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, llama, anoa, African buffalo, bontebok and cassowary. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 This might explain why chachalacas, guans and curassow — birds in the family Cracidae — possess penetrative penises. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2013 There were trogons and toucans, curassows and woodpeckers. National Geographic, 19 Dec. 2019

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Word History


alteration of Curaçao

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curassow was in 1685

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“Curassow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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