Tinamou meaning

tĭn'ə-mo͝o'
Any of various secretive ground-dwelling birds of the family Tinamidae, living in grasslands and jungles of Central and South America.
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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.
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Any of the birds belonging to the South American family Tinamidae, the only family in the order Tinamiformes. They are related to the ratites, together with which they form the superorder Paleognathae.
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Origin of tinamou

  • French perhaps of Galibi origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French, from Cariban tinamu.
    From Wiktionary