lowan

[ loh-uhn ]
/ ˈloʊ ən /

noun

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Origin of lowan

First recorded in 1860–65; from Wemba-Wemba (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Swan Hill, Victoria) lauan
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Example sentences from the Web for lowan

  • 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
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for lowan

lowan
/ (ˈləʊən) /

noun

Australian another name for mallee fowl
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