Definition of Potoo

1. n. A large South American goatsucker (Nyctibius grandis).



Definition of Potoo

1. Noun. A large South American goatsucker (''Nyctibius grandis''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potoo

1. a type of bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potoo

potlatching
potless
potlid
potlids
potlike
potlikker
potline
potlines
potluck
potlucks
potman
potmen
potomania
potometer
potometers
potoo (current term)
potoos
potoroo
potoroos
potosiite
potpie
potpies
potplant
potplants
potpourri
potpourris
potrero
potreros
pots
potscaping

Literary usage of Potoo

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1. The Birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse, Richard Hill (1847)
"The potoo is a permanent inhabitant of Jamaica ; it is common in the lowlands of the south side, and probably is generally distributed in the island: it is ..."

2. Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and by John M. Tronson (1859)
"... Lockhart's hospital — Piratical cruise — Chusan — City fortifications — Temple — Graves of the British — potoo Island — Buddha—Bonzes ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1892)
"WHITE-HEADED potoo.—This species was described by Gosse "from Robinson's MSS, who has given an elaborately colored figure of the species in his drawings. ..."

4. Publications of the Folk-lore Foundation by Vassar College Folk-lore Foundation (1922)
"Ole grudge mek potoo lay egg. Ole grudge mek potoo lay egg 'pon 'tump. "potoo (screech owl or night hawk) lays its eggs in order to satisfy an old grudge"; ..."

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