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cotinga

[ koh-ting-guh, kuh- ]
/ koʊˈtɪŋ gə, kə- /
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noun
any of several songbirds constituting the family Cotingidae of chiefly tropical New World regions.
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Also called bellbird.

Origin of cotinga

1775–85; <New Latin <French <Tupi
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British Dictionary definitions for cotinga

cotinga
/ (kəˈtɪŋɡə) /

noun
any tropical American passerine bird of the family Cotingidae, such as the umbrella bird and the cock-of-the-rock, having a broad slightly hooked billAlso called: chatterer
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