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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A crested ill-smelling South American bird (Opisthocomus hoazin) whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Opisthocomus cristatus, a remarkable bird of South America, of uncertain affinities, differing so much from all other known birds that a superfamily group, Opisthocomi or Heteromorphæ, has been formed for its reception. Also hoatzin, hoazin.

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

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