One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tinamou, Eudromia elegans, a bird of southern Argentina.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From South American Spanish martineta species of tinamou, probably from Spanish martinete heron, both birds having a distinctive crest; the 20th-cent. sense of the Spanish word is ‘night heron’.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.