Definition of pauraque in English:

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pauraque

Pronunciation: /pouˈräkā/

noun

A long-tailed nightjar found in southern Texas, Mexico, and Central and South America.
  • Family Caprimulgidae: two genera and species, in particular the common pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis).

Origin

Probably a Hispanicized form of a local word.

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Syllabification: pau·ra·que

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