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[French, perhaps alteration of courliri, from Galibi kurliri.]


(Animals) another name for limpkin
[C19: from French, variant of courliri, from Galibi kurliri]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courlan - wading bird of South America and Central Americacourlan - wading bird of South America and Central America
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
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Virgin Holidays ( 5573 859) offer seven nights in Tobago at Le Grand Courlan Spa and Resort from pounds 1,019 per adult all-inclusive.
Guests became poorly after eating green salads at the Grafton and Le Grand Courlan hotels on Tobago.
CARIBBEAN: Stay at the four-star Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort in Tobago for seven nights all-inclusive for pounds 899pp, including one spa treatment per day.
For traditional Tobago dining try Kiriwak Village, Le Grand Courlan Resort and Spa and Arnos Grove.