from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird, the crested curassow or royal pheasant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The crested curassow; -- called also royal pheasant. See curassow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A curacao-bird; any curassow.
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The clucking of a bird of the gallinaceous order, called the hocco -- _Crax alector_ -- interrupted our discussion, and my two companions carefully proceeded towards a dark-foliaged tree, a little outside the edge of the forest.
The next day, just as we were starting, l'Encuerado killed a hocco.
Now the jaguar — the beautiful panther of America — appears upon the shore; and now the hocco, * with its black plumage and tufted head, moves slowly along the sausos.
Here are also two species of the powise, or hocco, and two of the small wild turkeys called maroudi: they feed on the ripe fruits of the forest and are found in all directions in these extensive wilds.
America -- appears upon the shore; and now the hocco, * (* Ceyx alector, the peacock-pheasant; C. pauxi, the cashew-bird.) with its black plumage and tufted head, moves slowly along the sausos.