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turaco

[too r-uh-koh]
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noun, plural tu·ra·cos.
  1. touraco.
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touraco

or tu·ra·co

[too r-uh-koh]
noun, plural tou·ra·cos.
  1. any of several large, brightly colored birds of the family Musophagidae, of Africa, having a helmetlike crest.
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Origin of touraco

1735–45; < French touraco or Dutch toerako; ulterior origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for turaco

turaco

noun plural -cos
  1. a variant spelling of touraco
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touraco

turaco

noun plural -cos
  1. any brightly coloured crested arboreal African bird of the family Musophagidae: order Cuculiformes (cuckoos, etc)
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Word Origin

C18: of West African origin
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