from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American birds of the family Ramphastidae, having brightly colored plumage and a very large bill and feeding mainly on small fruits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various neotropical frugivorous birds from the family Ramphastidae, with a large colorful beak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of fruit-eating birds of tropical America belonging to Ramphastos, Pteroglossus, and allied genera of the family Ramphastidæ. They have a very large, but light and thin, beak, often nearly as long as the body itself. Most of the species are brilliantly colored with red, yellow, white, and black in striking contrast.
- n. A modern constellation of the southern hemisphere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of numerous species of picarian birds of the genus Rhamphastos or family Rhamphastidæ (which see for technical characters).
- n. A small constellation of the southern hemisphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brilliantly colored arboreal fruit-eating bird of tropical America having a very large thin-walled beak
:) Really though, it’s the minimal text that does it for me with titles and captions like “Greetings From Jones Beach”, “TT toucan is crying” and my favourite “She’s Crafty.” blog comments powered by Disqus
HANNA: It called a toucan, and when we were in Brazil last week, we saw thousands of these birds, just gorgeous birds.
Well, a toucan is a very beautiful bird, but it's conversation is both loud and uninteresting, and it -- it's what they call a soft feeder.
The bird did, in fact, begin life as a pelican, but was changed by copywriter - and future thriller writer Dorothy L. Sayers - who realised "toucan" rhymed with more words.
Having both a wild and a domesticated parrot chained together makes for many funny moments, including a hand-gliding lesson that doesn't go so well, despite the coaching of Rafael the toucan George Lopez.
I saw tree-nesting sloth, four types of monkeys, parrots, macaws, toucan birds, coatis, agoutis and anteaters within the first day of my visit.
"Rio" is densely populated by antic creatures, among them a swarm of thieving marmosets, a toucan named Rafael and a villainous Aussie cockatoo, Nigel, who is voiced by Jemaine Clement, of "Flight of the Conchords," and who serves as a sort of bulldog to a smuggler with the black heart of a Bill Sykes.
Courtesy of Blue Sky Studios Pedro the cardinal, center, Rafael the toucan and Nico the canary with macaws Blu, left, and Jewel in 'Rio.'
For pilots accustomed to traveling nearly twice the speed of sound, flying the Super Tucano, which means "super toucan," was a comedown.
Using mind control to turn the entire town into one feverish, black-eyed orgy, no sheriff was left without a hard-on, and every sweaty-cleavaged waitress shrieked like a toucan while being, ahem, serviced, with Maryann vibrating like a stuck wasp in the middle of them all.
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