Definition of Quetzal

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Guatemala; equal to 100 centavos.

Terms within: Centavo
Generic synonyms: Guatemalan Monetary Unit



2. Noun. Large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumage.
Exact synonyms: Quetzal Bird
Generic synonyms: Trogon
Group relationships: Genus Pharomacrus, Pharomacrus
Specialized synonyms: Pharomacrus Mocino, Resplendent Quetzel, Resplendent Trogon

Definition of Quetzal

1. Noun. A trogon of the genus ''Pharomacrus'', especially the resplendent quetzal ''P. mocinno'', with very long tail feathers, found in Guatemala and Costa Rica. ¹

2. Noun. A monetary unit used in Guatemala, equal to 100 centavos. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quetzal

1. a tropical bird [n -S or -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quetzal

questuary
quet
quetch
quetched
quetches
quetching
quetenite
quethe
quethed
quethen
quethes
quething
quetiapine
quetsch
quetsches
quetzal (current term)
quetzal bird
quetzalcoatlite
quetzalcoatlus
quetzalcoatluses
quetzales
quetzals
queuable
queue
queue-jumper
queue up
queueable
queued
queueing
queueing theory

Literary usage of Quetzal

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It has become a flourishing place since 1876, when a British residency was established here. Pop. about 30000. quetzal, ket-sal', a very beautiful bird of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The plumage of the quetzal was commonly used as a distinctive badge of the Toltec god of the air, quetzalcoatl (qv), the incongruous parts of whose compound ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Guatemala by Shelagh McNally (2003)
"Mario Dary Rivera Biotopo del quetzal This famous and popular reserve covers 2500 acres (11 square km) of tropical cloud forest. ..."

4. The Spanish American Reader by Ernesto Nelson (1916)
"—EL quetzal Las lenguas indígenas de América están destinadas a perderse en el ... que como el nombre del mitológico quetzal, se conservarán siempre. ..."

5. The Story of the Exposition: Being the Official History of the International by Frank Morton Todd (1921)
"... CHAPTER XL LAND OF THE quetzal ON the high ground south of the gardens and Pavilion of Japan, was the really palatial structure that formed the home of ..."

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