toucan

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noun tou·can \ˈtü-ˌkan, -ˌkän, tü-ˈ\

Definition of toucan

  1. :  any of a family (Ramphastidae) of chiefly fruit-eating birds of tropical America with brilliant coloring and a very large but light and thin-walled bill

Origin and Etymology of toucan

French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tukána


First Known Use: 1568


TOUCAN Defined for English Language Learners

toucan

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noun tou·can \ˈtü-ˌkan, -ˌkän, tü-ˈ\

Definition of toucan for English Language Learners

  • : a tropical American bird that has bright feathers and a very large beak


TOUCAN Defined for Kids

toucan

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noun tou·can \ˈtü-ˌkan\

Definition of toucan for Students

  1. :  a brightly colored tropical bird that has a very large beak and feeds mostly on fruit


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