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[flawr-i-kuh n, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪ kən, ˈfloʊr-/
any of various smaller species of bustards.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the long grass in its vicinity also issue the grating and loud cry of the florican, woodcock, and grouse.

    How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
  • Our bag to-day was one tiger, one florican, one mallard, and two widgeon.

  • In India and Eastern countries the francolin and the florican, and several sorts of duck and plovers, may be added to the list.

  • As the kharchal (Indian buzzard) resembles the tughdaq (great buzzard) so the charz (florican) resembles the tughdiri.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

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