gom-paauw

noun
variants: or less commonly gom paw or gompow \ˈgämˌpau̇, -ˌpō \
plural -s

Definition of gom-paauw 

: a large bustard (Choriotis kori) of southern Africa that feeds chiefly on acacia gum

called also kori bustard

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History and Etymology for 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

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