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toucan

[ too-kan, -kahn, too-kahn ]
/ ˈtu kæn, -kɑn, tuˈkɑn /
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noun
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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Origin of toucan

First recorded in 1550–60; from French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tucan (imitative of its cry)
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British Dictionary definitions for toucan

toucan
/ (ˈtuːkən) /

noun
any tropical American arboreal fruit-eating bird of the family Ramphastidae, having a large brightly coloured bill with serrated edges and a bright plumage

Word Origin for toucan

C16: from French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tucana, probably imitative of its cry
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