Definition of "tinamou" [tin•a•mou]

  • (noun) Any of various chickenlike or quaillike birds of the family Tinamidae, living in grasslands and jungles of Central and South America.

Use "tinamou" in a sentence

  • "But the flightless giants are also genetically similar to a little-known neotropical bird called a tinamou—a grouse-like creature whose short, rounded wings enable somewhat clumsy but swift, flapping flight."
  • "The most characteristic pampean birds are the tinamous -- called partridges in the vernacular -- the rufous tinamou, large as a fowl, and the spotted tinamou, which is about the size of the English partridge."
  • "In Indian literature, oral is important, as well as the worship of the tinamou."

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