bustard

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Related to Otidae: bustard, Otis tarda

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

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