Definition of toucanet in English:

toucanet

Pronunciation /ˌto͞okəˈnet/ /ˌtukəˈnɛt/

noun

  • A small tropical American toucan with mainly green plumage.

    Family Ramphastidae: three genera, in particular Aulacorhynchus and Selenidera, and several species

    ‘Unfortunately, toucans are quite expensive; toucanets and aracaris are less expensive.’
    • ‘Toucans range from 20 inches to 25 inches while toucanets and aracaris are from 14 inches to 16 inches in length.’
    • ‘Although Ramphastos toucans are impressive, I prefer some of the smaller araçaris and toucanets.’
    • ‘The Guianan toucanet is almost exclusively found in the forest and savanna region.’
    • ‘The toucanets have mostly green plumage with blue markings.’

Origin

Early 19th century diminutive of toucan.