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chukar

[chuh-kahr] /tʃʌˈkɑr/
noun
1.
a partridge, Alectoris chukar, of Asia and the Near East, introduced into North America as a game bird.
Also called chukar partridge.
Origin
< Hindi cakor < Sanskrit cakora
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chukar

/tʃʌˈkɑː/
noun
1.
a common Indian partridge, Alectoris chukar (or graeca), having red legs and bill and a black-barred sandy plumage
Word Origin
from Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakora, probably of imitative origin
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