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lowan

[loh-uh n]
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noun
  1. mallee fowl.
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Origin of lowan

1860–65; < Wemba-Wemba (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Swan Hill, Victoria) lauan
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Examples from the Web for lowan

Historical Examples

  • I'll run up Lowan, and give her a bit of hay in the calf-pen.'

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

  • In the scrubs to-day Gibson found a Lowan's or scrub pheasant's nest.

  • The lowan (Mallee hen, they're mostly called) and talegalla (brush turkey) were thick enough in some of the scrubby corners.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood


British Dictionary definitions for lowan

lowan

noun
  1. Australian another name for mallee fowl
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