Definition of aracari in English:


Line breaks: ara|cari
Pronunciation: /ˌarəˈsɑːri
, ˌarəˈkɑːri/
(also araçari /-ˈsɑːri/)

noun (plural aracaris)

A small toucan with a serrated bill, and typically with a green back and wings, yellow underside, and red rump.
  • Genus Pteroglossus, family Ramphastidae: several species
More example sentences
  • And you could not help but notice the birds - toucanetes, oropendulas, parakeets, aracaris, hummingbirds
  • They are classified in the same genealogical family as the toucanet - a smaller version of the toucan - and the aracari - which has a differently shaped beak, and is smaller than the toucan.
  • The seller in the photo is peddling collared aracaris to passersby.


early 19th century: via Portuguese from Tupi arasa'ri.

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