florican

[ flawr-i-kuh n, flohr- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪ kən, ˈfloʊr- /
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noun

any of various smaller species of bustards.

Origin of florican

origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for florican

  • In India and Eastern countries the francolin and the florican, and several sorts of duck and plovers, may be added to the list.

  • From the long grass in its vicinity also issue the grating and loud cry of the florican, woodcock, and grouse.

    How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley
  • As the kharchal (Indian buzzard) resembles the tughdaq (great buzzard) so the charz (florican) resembles the tughdiri.

    The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Our bag to-day was one tiger, one florican, one mallard, and two widgeon.