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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The beautifully coloured and almost transparently winged golden moorhen covers every stretch of water inland, and the "chaja" or wild turkey, one of the most useless birds in the Chaco, and quite uneatable, sends forth his dismal cry "chaja."