from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, a genus of guans of the family Cracidæ and the subfamily Penelopinæ.
  • n. In entomology, the typical genus of Ortalidæ, founded by Fallen in 1810, containing robust dark-colored flies found on the leaves of bushes vibrating their wings in the sunshine.

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  • n. chachalacas


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