from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crested brownish bird (Opisthocomus hoazin) of tropical South America whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, with claws on the wing fingers of the juvenile and an enlarged crop used as a rumen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as hoazin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hoactzin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
American Spanish hoazín, from Nahuatl uatzin, pheasant or small game bird.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Nahuatl huāctzin (which probably designated a different bird). (Wiktionary)