Quetzal is defined as a brightly-colored, crested bird found in Central America and Mexico.(noun)
An example of a quetzal is a bright red and green bird living in western Mexico.
The definition of a quetzal is the basic form of money in Guatemala.(noun)
An example of a quetzal is what someone traveling in Guatemala would use to buy food on the street.
See quetzal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: AmSp < Nahuatl quetzaltototl < quetzalli, tail feather + tototls, bird
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noun pl. quet·zals or quet·za·les (-säˈlās)
Origin: American Spanish
Origin: , from Nahuatl quetzalli, large brilliant tail feather.
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