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- n. Any of several cracid birds, of the genus Ortalis, limited to the Americas, that resemble the guans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Texan guan (Ortalis vetula).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Texan guan, Ortalis vetula maccalli; a gallinaceous bird of the family Cracidæ and subfamily Penelopinæ, the only representative of the family in the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds
Late 19th century. From South American Spanish chachalaca, from Nahuatl. (Wiktionary)