Definition of Hoactzin

1. Noun. Crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings.

Exact synonyms: Hoatzin, Opisthocomus Hoazin, Stinkbird
Generic synonyms: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird
Group relationships: Genus Opisthocomus, Opisthocomus



Definition of Hoactzin

1. hoatzin [n -S or -ES] - See also: hoatzin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoactzin

hmms
hmph
hnRNA
hn protein
ho-bag
ho-bags
ho-dad
ho-dads
ho-hum
ho bag
ho bags
ho hum
ho there
hoa
hoaching
hoactzin (current term)
hoactzines
hoactzins
hoaed
hoagie
hoagies
hoagy
hoaing
hoaky
hoar
hoar-frost
hoar-frosts
hoar frost
hoard
hoarded

Literary usage of Hoactzin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... the hoactzin and the plaintain-eaters representing one point of alliance. ... 2, gallinae; 3, hoactzin; 4, sand grouse; 5, pigeons. III. ..."

2. Vertebrate Zo├Âlogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"The most remarkable features of the hoactzin, however, concern the young bird, which, when newly hatched, has a well-developed clawed thumb and index finger ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"While that curious bird, the hoactzin, the representative of a distinct order, seems in some respects a connecting link between the gallinaceous type and ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"hoactzin, or HOATZIN, a bird of tropical South America, thought by Buffon to be that indicated by Hernandez or Fernandez under these names, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"While that curious bird, the hoactzin, die representative of a distinct order, seems in some respects a connecting link between the gallinaceous type and ..."

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