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chukar

[ chuh-kahr ]
/ tʃʌˈkɑr /
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noun

a partridge, Alectoris chukar, of Asia and the Near East, introduced into North America as a game bird.

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Also called chukar partridge.

Origin of chukar

<Hindi cakor<Sanskrit cakora
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British Dictionary definitions for chukar

chukar
/ (tʃʌˈkɑː) /

noun

a common Indian partridge, Alectoris chukar (or graeca), having red legs and bill and a black-barred sandy plumage

Word Origin for chukar

from Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakora, probably of imitative origin
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