Definition of Trogon

1. Noun. Forest bird of warm regions of the New World having brilliant lustrous plumage and long tails.

Generic synonyms: Bird
Group relationships: Family Trogonidae, Trogonidae
Specialized synonyms: Quetzal, Quetzal Bird



Definition of Trogon

1. n. Any one of numerous species of beautiful tropical birds belonging to the family Trogonidæ. They are noted for the brilliant colors and the resplendent luster of their plumage.

Definition of Trogon

1. Noun. Any of several species of bird, most of which live in Central and South America, have colorful feathers, and nest in holes in trees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trogon

1. a tropical bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trogon

1. Any one of numerous species of beautiful tropical birds belonging to the family Trogonidae. They are noted for the brilliant colours and the resplendent luster of their plumage. Some of the species have a train of long brilliant feathers lying over the tail and consisting of the upper tail coverts. Unlike other birds having two toes directed forward and two backward, they have the inner toe turned backward. A few species are found in Africa and India, but the greater number, including the most brilliant species, are found in tropical America. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trogon

trog
trogged
trogging
troggs
troglitazone
troglobite
troglobites
trogloditic
troglodyte
troglodytes
troglodytic
troglodytical
troglophile
troglophiles
troglotrematidae
trogon (current term)
trogonoid
trogons
trogs
trogtalite
trogue
trogues
troika
troikas
troilisms
troilist
troilists
troilite
troilites

Literary usage of Trogon

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1. �Etudes m�edicales sur les serpents de la Vend�ee et de Loire-Inf�erieure by Ambroise Viaud-Grand-Marais, George Robert Gray (1848)
"trogon melanopterus Swains. Two Cent. and a Quart. p. ... The black-headed trogon. trogon melanocephala Gould, Monogr. Trog. pi. 12. a. Honduras, male. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"trogon mexicanus varius, not identifiable. trogon Linn., 1766, is based on ... are reducible to one valid species, commonly known as trogon viridis Linn. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"All the known species are from America, and live on insects. Their natural disposition is sad and solitary.(2) trogon, Lin. ..."

4. List of the Specimens of Birds in the Collection of the British Museum by George Robert Gray (1848)
"The yellow-bellied trogon. trogon violaceus Gmel. SN ip 1. 404. trogon viridis Linn. SN pl 167. ... trogon melanopterus Swains. Two Cent, and a Quart, p. ..."

5. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"White obtained examples of this trogon at Campo Colorado, near Oran, where it frequents the ... It is said to have a peculiar mournful cry. 265. trogon ..."

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