Any of various colorful tropical or subtropical birds of the family Trogonidae, including the quetzals.
[New Latin Trōgōn, type genus name, from Greek trōgōn, present participle of trōgein, to gnaw (trogons being so called because they nest in holes excavated in trees and termite mounds with their bills); see terə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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