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plantain-eater

[ plan-tin-ee-ter, -tn- ]
/ ˈplæn tɪnˌi tər, -tn- /
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noun
any of various touracos, erroneously believed to feed chiefly on plantains and bananas.
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Origin of plantain-eater

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for plantain-eater

plantain-eater

noun
another name for touraco
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