noun \ˈgämˌpau̇, -ˌpō\
variants: less commonly

gom paw



\ˈgämˌpau̇, -ˌpō\

Definition of gom–paauw



  1. :  a large bustard (Choriotis kori) of southern Africa that feeds chiefly on acacia gum —called also kori bustard

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Origin and Etymology of gom–paauw

Afrikaans gompaauw, gompou, from gom gum (from Middle Dutch, from Old French gomme) + paauw, pou peafowl, from Middle Dutch pau; akin to Old English pēa peafowl — more at gum, peacock

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