Cu*ras"sow (k?-r?s"s?), n. [Native name in Brazil.] Zool.
A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax, Ourax, etc., of the family Cracidae.
⇒ The crested curassow (Crax alector) is black, and about the size of a small hen-turkey, with an erectile crest of curled feathers. It ranges from Mexico to Brazil. The galeated curassow or cushew bird (Ourax Pauxi) is similar in size, and has a large, hollow, blue, pear-shaped protuberance on the head.
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