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curassow


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curassow  \Cu*ras"sow\  (k?-r?s"s?),  n.  [Native  name  in  Brazil.] 
  (Zool.) 
  A  large  gallinaceous  bird  of  the  American  genera  {Crax}, 
  {Ourax},  etc.,  of  the  family  {Cracid[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  The  crested  curassow  ({Crax  alector})  is  black,  and 
  about  the  size  of  a  small  hen-turkey,  with  an  erectile 
  crest  of  curled  feathers.  It  ranges  from  Mexico  to 
  Brazil.  The  galeated  curassow  or  cushew  bird  ({Ourax 
  Pauxi})  is  similar  in  size,  and  has  a  large  hollow, 
  blue,  pear-shaped  protuberance  on  the  head. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curassow 
  n  :  large  crested  arboreal  game  bird  of  warm  parts  of  the 
  Americas  having  long  legs  and  tails;  highly  esteemed  as 
  game  and  food 




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