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Toco \To"co\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A toucan ( Ramphastos toco) having a very large beak. See Illust. under Toucan.


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Toco, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 89
Housing Units (2000): 35
Land area (2000): 0.169946 sq. miles (0.440158 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.169946 sq. miles (0.440158 sq. km)
FIPS code: 73196
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.655250 N, 95.646152 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Toco, TX

Toco is the most northeasterly village on the island of Trinidad in the County of Saint David at the point where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Tobago lies only some 35 kilometers to the northeast which renders Toco the closest point in Trinidad to the sister island. The name Toco was ascribed to the area by its early Amerindian inhabitants. The meaning of the name is uncertain, yet its historical significance and value to the country is well noted.

Punta Galera (now Galera Point) is one of the sights of Toco. Galera is a slight corruption of the word "galea", the name originally given to the southeastern point, Galeota Point, by Christopher Columbus. The name was accidentally given to this point as well. The name stuck and it remains a popular tourist destination. The Galera Point Lighthouse in Toco was built in 1897 and today is surrounded by a park and picnic area.

Usage examples of "toco".

Tinha levado Josias comigo e ele me ajudou a marcar cada ponto com tocos de madeira.

But then there was an ambush, with many Tocos firing arrows from cover, and the Castiles had to fire their guns many times before the ambushers were driven off.