Pronunciation: (ket-säl'), [key]
—pl. -zals, -za•lesPronunciation: (-sä'lās). [key]
1. any of several large Central and South American trogons of the genus Pharomachrus, having golden-green and scarlet plumage, esp. P. mocino (resplendent quetzal), the national bird of Guatemala: rare and possibly endangered.
2. a paper money and monetary unit of Guatemala, equal to 100 centavos. Abbr.: Q. Also,que•zalPronunciation: (ke-säl'). [key]
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