from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several tropical and southern African birds of the family Phoenoculidae, similar to the hoopoe but having metallic plumage, long graduated tails, and no crest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of Old World arboreal birds belonging to Irrisor and allied genera. They are closely allied to the common hoopoe, but have a curved beak, and a longer tail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical African bird having metallic blackish plumage but no crest


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