[ troh-gon ]
/ ˈtroʊ gɒn /


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

1785–95; < New Latin < Greek trṓgōn, present participle of trṓgein to gnaw
Related formstro·gon·oid [troh-guh-noid] /ˈtroʊ gəˌnɔɪd/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trogon


/ (ˈtrəʊɡɒn) /


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 tailSee also quetzal

Word Origin for trogon

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