chukar-partridge

chukar

[chuh-kahr]
noun
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)
 
n
a common Indian partridge, Alectoris chukar (or graeca), having red legs and bill and a black-barred sandy plumage
 
[from Hindi cakor, from Sanskrit cakora, probably of imitative origin]

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