Definition of toco in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊkə
(also toco toucan)

noun (plural tocos)

  • The largest and most familiar South American toucan, with mainly black plumage, a white throat and breast, and a massive black-tipped orange bill.
    • Ramphastos toco, family Ramphastidae
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    • The toco toucan, Ramphastos toco, can cost as much as $6,000.
    • As our piloteiro, David Albuquerque, maneuvered an aluminum fishing boat along the tannin-stained Rio Negro, we saw toco toucans and jabiru storks.


late 18th century: via Portuguese from Tupi; compare with toucan.

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