• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Terutero (Zoöl) The South American lapwing (Vanellus Cayennensis). Its wings are furnished with short spurs. Called also Cayenne lapwing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n terutero The Cayenne lapwing, or spur-winged plover, Vanellus or Belonopterus cayennensis, a South American bird of the plover kind. It resembles the common pewit, but is easily distinguished. The wings are spurred, and there is a minute hallux. The back and wings are resplendent with metallic iridescence of violet-green and bronze; the breast is black; the lining of the wings is white; the head is crested. During incubation it attempts to lead enemies away from its nest by feigning to be wounded, like many other birds. The eggs are esteemed a delicacy. Its wild and weird notes often disturb the stillness of the pampas.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably so named from its city