Ru*pic"o*la (?), n. [NL., fr. L. rupes, gen. rupis, a rock + colere to inhabit.] Zool.
A genus of beautiful South American passerine birds, including the cock of the rock.
⇒ The species are remarkable for having an elevated fan-shaped crest of feathers on the head, and for the beautiful color of their plumage, which is mostly some delicate shade of yellow or orange.
© Webster 1913.