Definition of bustard
: any of a family (Otididae) of large chiefly terrestrial Old World and Australian game birds
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There is a bird community of some 200 species, including steppe birds such as the great bustard and endemic species such as the Iberian Imperial eagle, one of the most endangered birds of prey in the world.
Like the great Indian bustard, one of the heaviest flying birds, down to a couple of hundred of its kind. The issue is larger than the number of collections of poetry sold each year.
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Origin and Etymology of bustard
Middle English, modification of Middle French bistarde, from Old Italian bistarda, from Latin avis tarda, literally, slow bird
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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