aracari definition

  • noun:
    • A toucan of the genus Pteroglossus, differing from the real toucan in being smaller in proportions, with a less evolved beak, plus in having much more brilliant and variegated plumage. See Pteroglossus and Rhamphastos.
    • In ornithology, the particular title of 1 of the aracaris, Pteroglossus aracari. It was made a generic title by Lesson in 1828, and had been Latinized as Aracarius by Rafinesque in 1815.
    • additionally spelled aricari.

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