houbara

[ hoo-bahr-uh ]
/ huˈbɑr ə /

noun

a bustard, Chlamydotis undulata, of northern Africa and western Asia, having long black and white plumes on each side of the neck.

Nearby words

  1. hottentots,
  2. hotter,
  3. hottie,
  4. hotting,
  5. hottish,
  6. houdah,
  7. houdan,
  8. houdini,
  9. houdini, harry,
  10. houdon

Origin of houbara

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

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