from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large South American heron, Ardea cocoi, related to the great blue heron of North America.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Birds include species such as orange winged parrot (Amazona amazonica), white-necked heron (Ardea cocoi), rufous crab-hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis), striated heron (Butorides striatus), semi-palmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla), great egret (Casmerodius albus), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), bicolored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor), greater ani (Crotophaga major), little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) and many others.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.