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Meaning of TROGON

Pronunciation:  'trowgân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  forest bird of warm regions of the New World having brilliant lustrous plumage and long tails
 

TROGON is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: bird, family Trogonidae, quetzal, quetzal bird, Trogonidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tro"gon\, n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of beautiful tropical birds
belonging to the family {Trogonid[ae]}. They are noted for
the brilliant colors and the resplendent luster of their
plumage.

Note: Some of the species have a train of long brilliant
      feathers lying over the tail and consisting of the
      upper tail coverts. Unlike other birds having two toes
      directed forward and two backward, they have the inner
      toe turned backward. A few species are found in Africa
      and India, but the greater number, including the most
      brilliant species, are found in tropical America. See
      Illust. of {Quesal}.



 

 

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