turaco

noun

tu·​ra·​co ˈtu̇r-ə-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce turaco (audio)
variants or touraco
plural turacos
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turaco was in 1743

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“Turaco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turaco. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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