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bustard

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noun bus·tard \ˈbəs-tərd\

Definition of bustard

  1. :  any of a family (Otididae) of large chiefly terrestrial Old World and Australian game birds



Origin of bustard

Middle English, modification of Middle French bistarde, from Old Italian bistarda, from Latin avis tarda, literally, slow bird


First Known Use: 15th century

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