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ocellated Syllabification: oc·el·lat·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈäsəˌlādəd/

Definition of ocellated in English:

adjective

(Of an animal, or its plumage or body surface) having one or more ocelli, or eyelike markings.
Example sentences
  • The ocellated turkey is native to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and adjacent Guatemala and Belize.
  • In the Maya forest, the rare ocellated turkey cocks its head from side to side, as if preening.
  • It seems that both available species were eaten, the domesticated one now familiar worldwide and also the ocellated turkey.

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