the basic unit of money in Guatemala; equal to 100 centavos
quetzal, quetzal bird(noun)
large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumage
A trogon of the genus Pharomacrus, especially the resplendent quetzal P. mocinno, with very long tail feathers, found in Guatemala and Costa Rica.
A monetary unit used in Guatemala, equal to 100 centavos.
Origin: From quetzalli, quetzaltototl
Quetzals are strikingly colored birds in the trogon family. They are found in forests and woodlands, especially in humid highlands, with the five species from the genus Pharomachrus being exclusively Neotropical, while the single Euptilotis species is almost entirely restricted to western Mexico also in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. They are fairly large, slightly bigger than other trogon species. Quetzals have iridescent green or golden-green wing coverts, back, chest and head, with a red belly. They are strongly sexually dimorphic, and parts of the females' plumage are brown or grey. These largely solitary birds feed on fruits, berries, insects and small vertebrates. Despite their bright plumage, they can be surprisingly difficult to see in their wooded habitats.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwet′sal, n. the resplendent trogon, a native of Central America, the plumage of the male a magnificent golden green.—Also Ques′al, Quij′al.
The numerical value of quetzal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of quetzal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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