quetzal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ket-säl'), [key]
— pl. -zals, -za•les
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- any of several large Central and South American trogons of the genus Pharomachrus, having golden-green and scarlet plumage, esp. P. mocinothe national bird of Guatemala: rare and possibly endangered.
- a paper money and monetary unit of Guatemala, equal to 100 centavos. Abbr.: Q. &hasp;