Definition of curassow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈk(y)o͝orəˌsou/ /-ˌsō/


A large, crested, pheasantlike bird of the guan family, found in tropical American forests. The male is typically black in color.
  • Genus Crax (and Nothocrax), family Cracidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Male curassows in breeding season vocalize with a deep, resonant humming.
  • Did you know that great curassows - 36-inch-tall blue-black birds with yellow bills - mate for life?
  • The curassows comprise 14 species of sedentary Neotropical birds classified in four genera (Crax, Nothocrax, Mitu, and Pauxi) in the family Cracidae.


Late 17th century: anglicized form of Curaçao.

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Syllabification: cu·ras·sow

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