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 for tinamou
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tinamou \Tin"a*mou\, n. [From the native name: cf. F. tinamous.]
     (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of South American birds belonging
     to Tinamus and allied genera.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In general appearance and habits they resemble grouse
           and partridges, but in anatomical characters they are
           allied to the ostriches and other struthious birds.
           Their wings are of moderate length, and they are able
           to fly a considerable distance.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tinamou
      n 1: heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird
           resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite
           birds [syn: tinamou, partridge]

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