Definition of cotinga
- a perching bird found in the forests of Central and South America, the male of which is frequently brilliantly coloured.
- Family Cotingidae (the cotinga family): several genera, especially Cotinga, and numerous species. The cotinga family also includes the bellbirds, umbrellabirds, and cocks-of-the-rock, and is sometimes placed within the family Tyrannidae
via French from Tupi cutinga