from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The crested screamer of Brazil (Palamedea chavaria syn. Chauna chavaria), so called in imitation of its notes; -- called also chauna, and faithful kamichi. It is often domesticated and is useful in guarding other poultry. See kamichi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the crested screamer, Chauna chavaria. Also chaha.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest crested screamer; native to southern Brazil and Argentina
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