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pauraque

[ pou-rah-key; Spanish pou-rah-ke ]
/ paʊˈrɑ keɪ; Spanish paʊˈrɑ kɛ /
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noun, plural pau·ra·ques [pou-rah-keyz; Spanish pou-rah-kes]. /paʊˈrɑ keɪz; Spanish paʊˈrɑ kɛs/.
a large, tropical American goatsucker, Nyctidromus albicollis.
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Origin of pauraque

First recorded in 1905–10; presumably Hispanicized spelling of a word < a language of tropical America
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