Definition of Turaco

1. Noun. Large brightly crested bird of Africa.

Exact synonyms: Touraco, Turacou, Turakoo
Generic synonyms: Cuculiform Bird
Group relationships: Family Musophagidae, Musophagidae



Definition of Turaco

1. Noun. Any of the birds in the ''Musophagidae'' family with vivid colouring and prominent crest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turaco

1. touraco [n -COS] - See also: touraco

Turaco Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turaco

tuppence worth
tuppences
tuppenceworth
tuppenny
tuppenny-ha'penny
tuppeny
tupping
tups
tupuna
tupunas
tuque
tuques
tur
turacin
turacins
turaco (current term)
turacoes
turacos
turacou
turacous
turacoverdin
turakoo
turanians
turanite
turanose
turatt
turban-shell
turban-top
turban-tops

Literary usage of Turaco

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1871)
"But, In the turaco, the existence of the red coloring matter which belongs to their normal plumage is dependent upon copper, which, obtained in 'minute ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"The turaco or Plantain-eater of the Cape of Good Hope is celebrated for its beautiful plumage. ... But in the turaco the existence of the red ..."

3. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"It would be more correct perhaps to describe the wing pinions as purple rather than black. The green turaco is altogether a graceful and lovely creature but ..."

4. The Indian Forester (1896)
"Birds were very scarce, hut I managed to shoot a beautiful turaco, or plantain-eater, a lovely grass-green bird, shape somewhat like a magpie, ..."

5. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1869)
"It is a remarkable red pigment, extracted from four species of turaco, or plantain-eater ; it occurs in about fifteen of the primary and secondary pinion ..."

6. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1870)
"The turaco, or plantain-eater, of the Cape of Good Hope, is celebrated for its beautiful plumage. A portion of the wings is of a fine red colour. ..."

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