SCRE'AMER, n. A fowl, or genus of fowls, of the grallic order, of two species, natives of America.
A fowl, or genus of fowls, of the grallic order, of two species, natives of America.
- Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the
family Anhimidæ, and the suborder Palamedeæ.
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
- Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy.
- An exclamation mark.