Origin of ortolan
Examples from the Web for ortolan
The Ortolan is considered sufficiently fat when it is a handful, and is judged by feeling it, and not by appearance.
Some persons like slices of bacon tied between them, but the taste of it spoils the flavour of the ortolan.
Like the Nightingale, to which it has other points of resemblance, the Ortolan sings after, as well as before sunset.
I will complain no more, my son,” said Lamme, rising up: “the herring is ortolan; malvoisie is small beer to free hearts.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
The cage of the young bird was near that of an ortolan, a European bird noted as a singer, and a common cage-bird.The Children's Book of Birds|Olive Thorne Miller