or tu·ra·co

[too r-uh-koh]

noun, plural tou·ra·cos.

any of several large, brightly colored birds of the family Musophagidae, of Africa, having a helmetlike crest.

Origin of touraco

1735–45; < French touraco or Dutch toerako; ulterior origin obscure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for touraco



noun plural -cos

any brightly coloured crested arboreal African bird of the family Musophagidae: order Cuculiformes (cuckoos, etc)

Word Origin for touraco

C18: of West African origin
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