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houbara

[ hoo-bahr-uh ]
/ huˈbɑr ə /
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noun

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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How to use houbara in a sentence

  • 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
  • Sypheotis bengalensis and S. aurita, which are both smaller than Otis houbara (tghdr).

    The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
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