gom-paauw

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

Definition of gom-paauw

plural -s
: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


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