courlan

noun
cour·​lan | \ ˈku̇rlən, (ˈ)ku̇r¦län \
plural -s

Definition of courlan

: a long-billed bird (Aramus guarana) intermediate in some respects between the cranes and the rails that occurs in much of South and Central America and is represented in Florida, Cuba, and Jamaica by the limpkin

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History and Etymology for courlan

French, alteration of courliri, from Galibi kurliri

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“Courlan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/courlan. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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