Definition of Curassow

1. Noun. Large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food.

Generic synonyms: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird
Group relationships: Crax, Genus Crax

Definition of Curassow

1. n. A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax, Ourax, etc., of the family Cracidæ.

Definition of Curassow

1. Noun. Any of several species of bird in the genera ''Nothocrax, Mitu, Pauxi'' and ''Crax'' of the Cracidae family, limited to the Americas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curassow

1. a turkey-like bird [n -S]

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Literary usage of Curassow

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1. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"No member of the former group has as yet been ascertained to occur in Argentina ; and of the curassow family (one of the most characteristic types of ..."

2. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of by William Somerville Orr (1855)
"The common or crested curassow ... They are even domesticated in their native country ; and a rather smaller species, the Red curassow (Oral Fig. ISO. ..."

3. The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated: Published by Edward Turner Bennett (1831)
"Later naturalists, from Brisson to Gmelin, never having seen the bird, regarded it as a mere variety of the Crested curassow. M. Temminck, who was the first ..."

4. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"curassow, ku ‘ ra so, or ku ras' o, a large handsome bird resembling the domestic fowl, ... The crested curassow of Guiana, Mexico and Brazil is best known. ..."

5. Knowledge for the People: Or, The Plain why and Because by John Timbs (1844)
"curassow. Because it has been corrupted from Curaçoa, die name of an island where the bird is found in great abundance. ..."

6. The animal creation by Thomas Rymer Jones (1865)
"... curassow. crest composed of short curled feathers. They live in flocks in South America, where they perch and build their nests upon the loftiest trees. ..."

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