from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several large game birds of the family Cracidae, native to the jungles of tropical America and related to and resembling the curassows.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any (member) of several species of birds in the genera Aburria, Chamaepetes, Oreophasis, Penelope, Penelopina, and Pipile, of the family Cracidae, limited to the Americas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American bird of the family Cracidæ and subfamily Penelopinæ, related to the hoccos and curassows.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
American Spanish, of South American Indian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From American Spanish, from Kuna kwama. (Wiktionary)