plural -s
: a bustard (Chlamydotis undulata synonym Houbara undulata) of northern Africa or its eastern form (C. u. macqueenii) found in Persia, India, and sometimes in England

called also ruffed bustard

Word History


Arabic ḥubārā bustard

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“Houbara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houbara. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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