francolin(redirected from Francolinus)
Any of various game birds of several genera in the family Phasianidae, especially Francolinus, found in Africa and Asia.
[French, from Italian francolino.]
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(Animals) any African or Asian partridge of the genus Francolinus
[C17: from French, from Old Italian francolino, of unknown origin]
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fran•co•lin(ˈfræŋ kə lɪn)
any Eurasian or African partridge of the genus Francolinus.
[1585–95; < French < Italian francolino, of obscure orig.]
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