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touraco

or tu·ra·co

[ toor-uh-koh ]
/ ˈtʊər əˌkoʊ /
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noun, plural tou·ra·cos.
any of several large, brightly colored birds of the family Musophagidae, of Africa, having a helmetlike crest.
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Origin of touraco

First recorded in 1735–45; from French touraco or Dutch toerako; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for touraco

touraco

turaco

/ (ˈtʊərəˌkəʊ) /

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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