trogon

[ troh-gon ]

noun
  1. any of several brilliantly colored birds of the family Trogonidae, especially of the genus Trogon, of tropical and subtropical regions of the New World.

Origin of trogon

1
1785–95; <New Latin <Greek trṓgōn, present participle of trṓgein to gnaw

Other words from trogon

  • tro·gon·oid [troh-guh-noid], /ˈtroʊ gəˌnɔɪd/, adjective

Words Nearby trogon

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How to use trogon in a sentence

  • Of all birds there are few which excite so much admiration as the Resplendent trogon.

  • This is the home of the resplendent trogon, called the quetzal—the imperial bird of the Quiches.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
  • The trogon melanurus is remarkable for the beauty of its plumage, having a glossy green back and rose-coloured breast.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
  • They live on insects, but in many respects resemble the trogon; being even still less disposed to fly than they are.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
  • That blue-billed gaper probably came from Malacca, and the trogon too.

    Nat the Naturalist | G. Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for trogon

trogon

/ (ˈtrəʊɡɒn) /


noun
  1. any bird of the order Trogoniformes of tropical and subtropical regions of America, Africa, and Asia. They have a brilliant plumage, short hooked bill, and long tail: See also quetzal

Origin of trogon

1
C18: from New Latin, from Greek trōgōn, from trōgein to gnaw

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