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A Eurasian partridge (Alectoris chukar) with grayish-brown plumage and red legs and bill, introduced into western North America as a game bird.
[Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakoraḥ.]
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(Animals) a common Indian partridge, Alectoris chukar (or graeca), having red legs and bill and a black-barred sandy plumage
[from Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakora, probably of imitative origin]
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a gray Eurasian partridge, Alectoris chukar, established in W North America.
[< Hindi cakor; compare Skt cakora]
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