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pauraque

Line breaks: pau|ra¦que
Pronunciation: /paʊˈrɑːkeɪ
 
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Definition of pauraque in English:

noun

A long-tailed nightjar found mainly in 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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