Que*sal" (?), n Zool.

The long-tailed, or resplendent, trogon (Pharomachus mocinno, formerly Trogon resplendens), native of Southern Mexico and Central America. Called alsoquetzal, and golden trogon.

⇒ The male is remarkable for the brilliant metallic green and gold colors of his plumage, and for his extremely long plumes, which often exceed three feet in length.<-- The feathers were valued as part of the dress of Inca kings -->


© Webster 1913.

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