korhaan

noun
kor·haan | \ˈkō(ə)rˌhän\
variants: or knorhaan or less commonly knoorhaan \ˈnō- \ or koorhaan \ˈkō- \
plural korhaan or korhaans or knorhaan or knorhaans

Definition of korhaan 

1 : any of several African bustards

2 [ so called from the sound they make when taken out of the water ]

a : any of several gurnards of southern Africa

b : a large grunt (Pomadasys operculare) of the Indian Ocean that is a food and game fish in southern Africa

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History and Etymology for korhaan

korhaan, koorhaan from Afrikaans korhaan, from Dutch, black grouse, from korren to coo (from Middle Dutch curren, probably of imitative origin) + haan cock, rooster, from Middle Dutch hane; knorhaan, knoorhaan from Afrikaans knorhaan, from Dutch, black grouse, alteration (influenced by knorren to grumble, from Middle Dutch cnorren, probably of imitative origin) of korhaan; akin to Old English hana rooster

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