francolin

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noun fran·co·lin \ˈfraŋ-k(ə-)lən\

Definition of francolin

  1. :  any of a genus (Francolinus) of partridges of chiefly southern Asia and Africa

Origin and Etymology of francolin

French, from Italian francolino


First Known Use: 1594


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