Definition of Turacou

1. Noun. Large brightly crested bird of Africa.

Exact synonyms: Touraco, Turaco, Turakoo
Generic synonyms: Cuculiform Bird
Group relationships: Family Musophagidae, Musophagidae



Definition of Turacou

1. n. Any one of several species of plantain eaters of the genus Turacus, native of Africa. They are remarkable for the peculiar green and red pigments found in their feathers.

Definition of Turacou

1. Noun. (alternative form of turaco) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turacou

1. touraco [n -S] - See also: touraco

Medical Definition of Turacou

1. Any one of several species of plantain eaters of the genus Turacus, native of Africa. They are remarkable for the peculiar green and red pigments found in their feathers. Alternative forms: touraco, and touracou. Origin: Cf. F. Touraco. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turacou

tuppenny
tuppenny-ha'penny
tuppeny
tupping
tups
tupuna
tupunas
tuque
tuques
tur
turacin
turacins
turaco
turacoes
turacos
turacou (current term)
turacous
turacoverdin
turakoo
turanians
turanite
turanose
turatt
turban-shell
turban-top
turban-tops
turban shell
turban shells
turban squash

Literary usage of Turacou

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1. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"[The White-eared turacou was found only in very high trees on the Hawash and ... [The Masked turacou was very local, but decidedly plentiful at some of our ..."

2. Notes by a Naturalist: An Account of Observations Made During the Voyage of by Henry Nottidge Moseley (1892)
"... the Ancestor of Insects. The turacou no. CHAPTER VII. PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS. THE CROZET ISLANDS. ..."

3. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1868)
"Professor Church, of Cirencester, has discovered a very interesting colouring matter in the crimson feathers of the turacou of South Africa, a bird which is ..."

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