from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two cranelike birds (Cariama cristata or Chunga burmeisteri) of southern South America, having a tuftlike crest at the base of the bill and living mostly on land where they feed on snakes, worms, and insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of two species of bird in the family Cariamidae, endemic to South America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the cariama of Southern Brazil (Cariama cristata, formerly Dicholophus cristata) or the Chunga burmeisteri of Argentina. They have an erectile crest and a short, broad bill. They are often domesticated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A remarkable South American bird, whose name is as unsettled in orthography as is its position in the ornithological system.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Brazilian Cariama; sole representative of the genus Cariama
- n. Argentinian Cariama
Spanish, from Tupi sariema.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Native name. (Wiktionary)