Definition of Quetzal bird

1. Noun. Large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumage.

Exact synonyms: Quetzal
Generic synonyms: Trogon
Group relationships: Genus Pharomacrus, Pharomacrus
Specialized synonyms: Pharomacrus Mocino, Resplendent Quetzel, Resplendent Trogon



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quetzal Bird

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quetch
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quetenite
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quething
quetiapine
quetsch
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quetzal
quetzal bird (current term)
quetzalcoatlite
quetzalcoatlus
quetzalcoatluses
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queueing theory
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Literary usage of Quetzal bird

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1. Codex Fejérváry-Mayer: An Old Mexican Picture Manuscript in the Liverpool by Eduard Seler, Joseph Florimond Loubat, Augustus Henry Keane (1902)
"... the sun enthroned at the level of the steps, is apparently presented simply as a flowering tree, and the bird perched on it is certainly a quetzal bird. ..."

2. Library of Aboriginal American Literature by Daniel Garrison Brinton (1890)
"Arrayed in priestly garb, take the arrow in thy hand, for even now I shall arise and come forth like the quetzal bird. 6. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Tho scientific determination of the Quetzal-bird of Central America seems to have been first made by Bonaparte in 1826, ..."

4. A Central American Journey by Roger Ward Babson (1920)
"The quetzal bird. "The quetzal," answered Billy, stamps." 'It's on the postage "And on the Guatemala coat of arms," added Betty. "Yes; and Quezaltenango is ..."

5. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1900)
"Above the head the totemic quetzal bird is repeated under almost precisely the same form but in a 1 Brasseur do Bourbourg'ß Maya Vocabulary contains an ..."

6. Latin-American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1920)
"... who is masked with a death's head and lies upon the spines of a crocodile— "the fish from which Earth was made" — surmounted by the quetzal bird ..."

7. Latin-American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1920)
"... who is masked with a death's head and lies upon the spines of a crocodile— "the fish from which Earth was made" — surmounted by the quetzal bird ..."

8. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"... of the quetzal-bird and snake; or rather a rattlesnake decked with the feathers of the bird, to denote the God Quetzal-coatl. ..."

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