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- n. Any of various tropical passerine birds in the family Bucconidae, related to the jacamars.
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- n. brownish tropical American bird having a large head with fluffed out feathers
puff + bird, because their loose abundant plumage and short tails make them look stout and puffy. (Wiktionary)