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quet•zal



Pronunciation: (ket-säl'), [key]
n.,
pl. -zals, -za•lesPronunciation: (-sä'lās). [key]

1. any of several large Central and South American trogons of the genus Pharomachrus, having golden-green and scarlet plumage, esp. P. mocino (resplendent quetzal), the national bird of Guatemala: rare and possibly endangered.
2. a paper money and monetary unit of Guatemala, equal to 100 centavos. Abbr.: Q. Also,que•zalPronunciation: (ke-säl'). [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

QuettaQuetzalcoatl
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