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bus·tard

 (bŭs′tərd)
n.
Any of various large, long-legged Old World game birds of the family Otididae that nest on the ground and frequent dry grassy plains.

[Middle English, from blend of Old French bistarde and Old French oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda : avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + tarda, feminine of tardus, slow.]

bustard

(ˈbʌstəd)
n
(Animals) any terrestrial bird of the family Otididae, inhabiting open regions of the Old World: order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc). They have long strong legs, a heavy body, a long neck, and speckled plumage
[C15: from Old French bistarde, influenced by Old French oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda slow bird]

bus•tard

(ˈbʌs tərd)

n.
any of various chiefly terrestrial birds of the family Otididae, of the Old World and Australia.
[1425–75; late Middle English, appar. b. Middle French bistarde and oustarde, both < Latin avis tarda literally, slow bird]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bustard - large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flightbustard - large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
great bustard, Otis tarda - largest European land bird
Choriotis australis, plain turkey - popular Australian game bird
Translations

bustard

[ˈbʌstəd] Navutarda f

bustard

nTrappe f
References in classic literature ?
We may imagine that the early progenitor of the ostrich had habits like those of a bustard, and that as natural selection increased in successive generations the size and weight of its body, its legs were used more, and its wings less, until they became incapable of flight.
There were sparrow hawks, with white breasts, and kestrels, and down the slopes scampered, with their long legs, several fine fat bustards.
Then I saw that the birds were a flock of /pauw/ or bustards, and that they would pass within fifty yards of my head.
Once a white-necked sea eagle soared screaming high over the traveller's head, and again a flock of brown bustards popped up from among the bracken, and blundered away in their clumsy fashion, half running, half flying, with strident cry and whirr of wings.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought replies from federal and provincial governments on petitions questioning hunting of Houbara Bustard and the permits issued to foreign dignitaries.
QUETTA -- Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Al Saud, the governor of Tabuk and a member of Saudi royal family, returned to Saudi Arabia on Thursday after hunting houbara bustard in the desert of Chagai district.
Summary: Lahore [Pakistan], Feb 1 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has withdrawn the ban on hunting of an endangered migratory bird houbara bustard.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court ( LHC) on Wednesday recalled its verbal orders of putting temporary ban on hunting of houbara bustard.
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) onWednesday lifted thetemporaryban onhoubara bustard hunting and LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shahremarked that the ban on hunting was imposed for a year keeping in mind the facts that were ascertained through a report submitted to the LHC.
ISLAMABAD -- The second meeting of Houbara Bustard and Migratory Birds Endowment Fund discussed the process of distribution and allocation of funds for the conservation of the avian guests.
Bahawalpur -- International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) Abu Dhabi and Houbara Foundation International Pakistan jointly released 150 captive bred Houbara Bustard in the Cholistan Desert.
During the period from January 26th to February 3rd, 2013, the time budget and rhythm of wintering behaviors of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) was studied with instantaneous-scanning method in the intersection area of the Yellow River, the Wei River and the Luo River located at the middle reaches of Yellow River basin of China.