Definition of pauraque in US English:

pauraque

noun

  • A long-tailed nightjar found in southern Texas, Mexico, and Central and South America.

    Family Caprimulgidae: two genera and species, in particular the common pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)

Origin

Probably a Hispanicized form of a local word.

Pronunciation

pauraque

/pouˈräkā/