noun tap·a·co·lo \ˌtapəˈkō(ˌ)lō\
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Definition of tapacolo



  1. 1 :  a small plainly colored clamatorial terrestrial bird (Scelorchilus albicollis) of the family Rhinocryptidae of Chile and Argentina having short rounded wings and short tail carried erect

  2. 2 :  any of several birds related to the tapacolo — see turco

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Origin and Etymology of tapacolo

American Spanish tapaculo, literally, one that covers its backside, from Spanish tapar to cover + culo backside, from Latin culus — more at culet

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