trogon

[ troh-gon ]
/ ˈtroʊ gɒn /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. trog,
  2. troglobiont,
  3. troglobite,
  4. troglodyte,
  5. troglotrema salmincola,
  6. trogonoid,
  7. troia,
  8. troika,
  9. troilism,
  10. troilite

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

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British Dictionary definitions for trogon

trogon

/ (ˈtrəʊɡɒn) /

noun

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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