from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A South American maize-bird, Pseudoleistes virescens.


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  • Italy, the talkative French valet-deplace, and even the muleteer of Spain, who piques himself on being a maize-eater, and whose honour is not to be questioned without danger, I do not think I have ever had so sensible and intelligent a guide.

    Chronicles of the Canongate


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