What does bustard mean?

bustard meaning in General Dictionary

A bird associated with genus Otis

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  • big heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial online game bird capable of effective quick journey; classified with wading wild birds but frequents grassy steppes
  • A bird regarding the genus Otis.

bustard meaning in Etymology Dictionary

big crane-like bird, mid-15c. (late 14c. as a surname), from Old French bistarde, said to be from Latin avis tarda, however the sense of this ("slow bird") may be the reverse of the bird's behavior.


bustard meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A bird associated with genus Otis.


Sentence Examples with the word bustard

Still sailing northward, taking notes as he proceeded for a rough chart of the coast, and landing at Bustard and Keppel Bays and the Bay of Inlets, Cook passed over 1300 m.

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