Definition of trogon
: any of numerous nonpasserine tropical birds (family Trogonidae) with brilliant often iridescent plumage
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Meanwhile, birds that spend little or no time in the air, like tropical pittas and trogons, have more spherical eggs.
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Origin and Etymology of trogon
New Latin, genus name, from Greek trōgōn, present participle of trōgein to gnaw
First Known Use: 1792See Words from the same year
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