turaco

noun
tu·​ra·​co | \ˈtu̇r-ə-(ˌ)kō \
variants: or
plural turacos

Definition of turaco 

: any of a family (Musophagidae) of typically crested African birds that are related to the cuckoos and have a long tail, a short stout often colored bill, and red wing feathers

First Known Use of turaco

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for turaco

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