martineta

noun
mar·​ti·​ne·​ta | \ ˌmärtᵊnˈātə, -ˈētə\
plural -s

Definition of martineta

: an Argentine tinamou (Eudromias elegans) with a long slender crest

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History and Etymology for martineta

American Spanish, probably from Spanish martinete night heron, probably after Saint Martin (San Martín) around whose feast day the night herons migrate; from the similarity of the crests of the night heron and the martineta

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