[ poh-too ]
/ poʊˈtu /
noun, plural po·toos.
any of several nocturnal birds of the family Nyctibiidae, of Mexico and Central and South America, related to the goatsuckers.
Words nearby potoo
Origin of potoo
1840–50; orig. Jamaican English patoo; compare Twi patú owl
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He had been blockading the island of Potoo, where many English ladies had taken refuge.Jan Vedder's Wife|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr