Alectoris

noun
Alec·​to·​ris | \ ə-ˈlek-tə-rəs \

Definition of Alectoris

: a genus of Old World partridges including the chukars

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First Known Use of Alectoris

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alectoris

New Latin, from Greek alektōr cock

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“Alectoris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alectoris. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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