noun, plural quet·zals, quet·za·les [ket-sah-leys] /kɛtˈsɑ leɪs/.
Origin of quetzal
Examples from the Web for quetzal
Historical Examples of quetzal
The lion and the tiger roared, and the first bird that sang was the Quetzal.The Stories of El Dorado
Frona Eunice Wait
Would you have me believe all this from Quetzal, show me something that is to come.
The revelation of Mualox was prophecy here confirmed,—Quetzal was coming!
If Quetzal was the pabas idol in religion, she was his idol in affection.
You have described a god; it is Quetzal, the holy, beautiful Quetzal!
noun plural -zals or -zales (-ˈsɑːlɛs)
Word Origin for quetzal
central American bird with brilliant plumage, 1827, from Spanish quetzal, from Aztec quetzalli the bird name, literally "tail-feather."