ça·ri·a·ma n. Zool. A large, long-legged cranelike South American wading bird (Cariama cristata, formerly Dicholophus cristatus) which preys upon snakes, etc.; it is also called the seriema, but that latter name is also applied to another South American bird. See Seriema.
n : type genus of the Cariamidae comprising only the crested
cariama [syn: genus Cariama]