troupand

noun trou·pand \ ˈtrüˌpand \

Definition of troupand

plural -s
: a southern African bird that is a variety of the European roller (Coracias garrulus)

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of troupand

Afrikaans, literally, wedding pledge, from trou to wed (from Middle Dutch trouwen, from trouw faithful) + Dutch pand pledge, pawn, from Middle French pan; akin to Old English trēowe faithful


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up troupand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!