tinamou definition by Webster's New World
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any of an order (Tinamiformes) of Central and South American birds resembling fowl, that are strong runners and live in brush or forests
Origin: French ; from Carib tinamu
tinamou definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various chickenlike or quaillike birds of the family Tinamidae, living in grasslands and jungles of Central and South America.
Origin: French, perhaps of Galibi origin.