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Turacou
Turacou Tu*ra"cou, n. [Cf. F. touraco.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of plantain eaters of the genus Turacus, native of Africa. They are remarkable for the peculiar green and red pigments found in their feathers. [Written also touraco, and touracou.]
Turacoverdin
Turacoverdin Tu*ra`co*ver"din, n. [See Turacou, and Verdant.] (Physiol.) (Chem.) A green pigment found in the feathers of the turacou. See Turacin.

Meaning of Turaco from wikipedia

- The turacos make up the bird family Musophagidae (/ˌmjuːzoʊˈfædʒɪdiː/ "banana-eaters"), which includes plantain-eaters and go-away-birds. In southern...
- The red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus) is a turaco, a group of African Otidimorphae birds. It is a frugivorous bird endemic to western Angola....
- blue turaco (Corythaeola cristata) is a bird species of the family Musophagidae. At 70–76 cm (28–30 in) in length, it is the largest species of turaco. It...
- The Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix), or, in South Africa, Knysna loerie, is a large turaco, one of a group of African musophagidae birds. It is a resident...
- Fischer's turaco (Tauraco fischeri) is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae. It is found in Coastal East Africa, including Kenya, Somalia, and...
- Ross's turaco or Lady Ross's turaco (Tauraco rossae) is a mainly bluish-purple African bird of the turaco family, Musophagidae. This species expresses...
- purple-crested turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus) or, in South Africa, the purple-crested loerie, is a species of bird in the clade Turaco with an unresolved...
- The violet turaco, also known as the violaceous plantain eater (Musophaga violacea), is a large turaco, a group of African otidimorphae. These are unmistakable...
- The Guinea turaco (Tauraco persa), also known as the green turaco or green lourie, is a species of turaco, a group of otidimorphae birds belonging to the...
- The white-ch****ed turaco (Menelikornis leucotis) is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae. It is found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. A...