noun, plural quet·zals, quet·za·les [ket-sah-leys] /kɛtˈsɑ leɪs/.
Origin of quetzal
Examples from the Web for quetzal
And as to Quetzal,—I accept the doom of my country,—into the heart of his divinity I cast my spear!
If Quetzal was the pabas idol in religion, she was his idol in affection.
In all his dominions, there was not one whom faith more inclined to absolute fear of Quetzal than himself.
Have you not told me that Quetzal is good, and that his voice is like the fountains, and that when he speaks it is like singing?
If you do indeed believe me the beloved of Quetzal and his prophet, then are you bold,—even for a king.
British Dictionary definitions for quetzal
noun plural -zals or -zales (-ˈsɑːlɛs)
Word Origin for quetzal
Word Origin and History for quetzal
central American bird with brilliant plumage, 1827, from Spanish quetzal, from Aztec quetzalli the bird name, literally "tail-feather."