korhaan

noun kor·haan \ˈkō(ə)rˌhän\
variants: or

knorhaan

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knoorhaan

\ˈnō-\ or

koorhaan

\ˈkō-\

Definition of korhaan

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korhaan

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korhaans

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knorhaan

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knorhaans

  1. 1 :  any of several African bustards

  2. 2 usually knoorhaan [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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at chant


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