Definition of Tinamou

1. Noun. Heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds.

Exact synonyms: Partridge
Group relationships: Family Tinamidae, Tinamidae
Generic synonyms: Game Bird



Definition of Tinamou

1. n. Any one of several species of South American birds belonging to Tinamus and allied genera.

Definition of Tinamou

1. Noun. Any of the birds belonging to the South American family ''Tinamidae'', the only family in the order ''Tinamiformes''. They are related to the ratites, together with which they form the superorder ''Paleognathae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tinamou

1. a South American game bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tinamou

1. Any one of several species of South American birds belonging to Tinamus and allied genera. In general appearance and habits they resemble grouse and partridges, but in anatomical characters they are allied to the ostriches and other struthious birds. Their wings are of moderate length, and they are able to fly a considerable distance. Origin: From the native name: cf. F. Tinamous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tinamou

tin polyphosphates
tin pyrites
tin radioisotopes
tin sandwich
tin sandwiches
tin snips
tin soldier
tin soldiers
tin tabernacle
tin whistle
tin whistles
tinaja
tinajas
tinaksite
tinamides
tinamou (current term)
tinamous
tincal
tincalconite
tincals
tinchel
tinchels
tinclad
tinclads
tinct
tinctable
tincted
tincting
tinction
tinctorial

Literary usage of Tinamou

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"or rufescent tinamou, inhabiting the TIM TI'KK, a solution of a vegetable, animal, or in some cases mineral substance in alcohol, dilute alcohol, or ether. ..."

2. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"The tinamou, when once launched on the atmosphere, is at the mercy of chance; ... This tinamou is frequently run down and caught by well-mounted Gaucho boys ..."

3. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"More about the Sloth.— Scarlet Grosbeak. — Crab-eating Owl.— Sun-heron.— Feet of the tinamou.—\Vampires again. ..."

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