Definition of toco in English:


(also toco toucan)

nounPlural tocos

  • The largest and most familiar South American toucan, with mainly black plumage, a white throat and breast, and a massive black-tipped orange bill.

    Ramphastos toco, family Ramphastidae

    • ‘The toco toucan, Ramphastos toco, can cost as much as $6,000.’
    • ‘As our piloteiro, David Albuquerque, maneuvered an aluminum fishing boat along the tannin-stained Rio Negro, we saw toco toucans and jabiru storks.’


Late 18th century: via Portuguese from Tupi; compare with toucan.