WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
tin•a•mou  (tinə mo̅o̅′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsany of several birds of the family Tinamidae, of South and Central America, related to the ratite birds but superficially resembling the gallinaceous birds.
  • Carib tinamu
  • French
  • 1775–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tinamou /ˈtɪnəˌmuː/ n
  1. any bird of the order Tinamiformes of Central and South America, having small wings, a heavy body, and an inconspicuous plumage
Etymology: 18th Century: via French from Carib (Galibi) tinamu


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