mitu

noun

mi·​tu
ˈmēt(ˌ)ü
1
plural -s, archaic : an unidentifiable but probably gallinaceous Brazilian bird
2
[New Latin, from American Spanish mitú]
a
capitalized : a genus of curassows
b
-s : any curassow of the genus Mitu

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish (Argentina) mitú, from Guarani

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“Mitu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitu. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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