Screamer

Scream"er

(skrm"r), n. (Zol.) Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimid, and the suborder Palamede. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.
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2. Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy. [Slang]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. An exclamation mark. [Printer's Slang]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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