[ kyoo r-uh-soh, kyoo-ras-oh ]
/ ˈkyʊər əˌsoʊ, kyʊˈræs oʊ /


any of several large, arboreal, gallinaceous birds of the family Cracidae, of South and Central America.

Origin of curassow

First recorded in 1675–85; after Curaçao Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for curassow

/ (ˈkjʊərəˌsəʊ) /


any gallinaceous ground-nesting bird of the family Cracidae, of S North, Central, and South America. Curassows have long legs and tails and, typically, a distinctive crest of curled feathersSee also guan

Word Origin for curassow

C17: anglicized variant of Curaçao (island)
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