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houbara

[hoo-bahr-uh]
noun
  1. a bustard, Chlamydotis undulata, of northern Africa and western Asia, having long black and white plumes on each side of the neck.
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Origin of houbara

First recorded in 1820–30, houbara is from the Arabic word hubārā
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Historical Examples of houbara

  • It is rather less than the tghdr (houbara)1802; the cocks back is like the tghdrs, and its breast is black.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan