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

Origin of houbara

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

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