to·​co | \ ˈtō(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of toco

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a large South American toucan (Ramphastos toco) that is chiefly black with the rump and throat white, the latter tinged with yellow and bordered with red, and the under tail coverts crimson
variants: or toko \ " \
plural -s

Definition of toco (Entry 2 of 3)

British slang, dated
: rigorous and usually physical chastisement then we were taught to … ride on young jackals, and if we fell off we caught toco, I can tell you— Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff
variants: or toko-

Definition of toco- (Entry 3 of 3)

: childbirth : offspring tocogenetic tocology

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History and Etymology for toco

Noun (1)

Portuguese, from Tupi

Noun (2)

Hindi ṭoko, imperative of ṭoknā to blame

Combining form

Greek tokos, from tiktein to bear, beget

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“Toco.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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