from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A South American bird with a long, slender, horn-like ornament on its head and two sharp spurs on each wing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A curious South American bird (Anhima or Palamedea cornuta), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese (Anseres). Called also horned screamer. The name is sometimes applied also to the chaja. See chaja, and screamer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The horned screamer, Palamedea cornuta. Also written kamachi, kamechi.
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I had no friendly feeling for the hippopotamus, the kamichi, or horned screamer, and the zebu, who aimed at making me say H, K and
It was, we found, the anhima of the Brazils, known also as the horned kamichi, or, more learnedly, _Palamedea_.
Brazilians, or the horned screamer of Cuvier -- called also the kamichi.