any of several usually brightly colored, fruit-eating birds of the family Ramphastidae, of tropical America, having a very large bill.
Toucan, Astronomy. the constellation Tucana.
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How to use toucan in a sentence
That immersion in nature — squawking toucans and all — sparked his fascination with science and evolution.Marcos Simões-Costa asks how cells in the embryo get their identities | Aina Abell | September 29, 2022 | Science News
“One day I wore a multicolored dress and someone asked if I was trying to be toucan Sam,” she said.
Its topmost branch, when naked with age or dried by accident, is the favourite resort of the toucan.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
I believe the bird is a kind of toucan or hornbill, but the people here call it a crane.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' | Annie Allnut Brassey
At 301 our mess table, over the dishes of toucan and parrot supplied by the camp hunters, they rallied each other boisterously.The Sea and the Jungle | H. M. Tomlinson
If the extraordinary form and size of the bill expose the toucan to ridicule, its colours make it amends.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
Here, also, the forests are adorned with the gay plumage of the red and blue macaws, as also by a toucan with a yellow tail.The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for toucan
any tropical American arboreal fruit-eating bird of the family Ramphastidae, having a large brightly coloured bill with serrated edges and a bright plumage
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