francolin

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fran·co·lin

 (frăng′kə-lĭn)
n.
Any of various game birds of several genera in the family Phasianidae, especially Francolinus, found in Africa and Asia.

[French, from Italian francolino.]

francolin

(ˈfræŋkəʊlɪn)
n
(Animals) any African or Asian partridge of the genus Francolinus
[C17: from French, from Old Italian francolino, of unknown origin]

fran•co•lin

(ˈfræŋ kə lɪn)

n.
any Eurasian or African partridge of the genus Francolinus.
[1585–95; < French < Italian francolino, of obscure orig.]
Translations
Frankolin
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Ticks on crested francolins, Francolinus sephaena, and on the vegetation on a farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
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The domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) in Sub-Saharan Africa: a background to its introduction and its osteological differentiation from indigenous fowls (Numidinae and Francolinus sp.