francolin

francolin

[frang-kuh-lin]
noun
any of numerous Eurasian and African partridges of the genus Francolinus, having sharply spurred legs.

Origin:
1585–95; < French < Italian francolino < ?

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francolin (ˈfræŋkəʊlɪn)
 
n
any African or Asian partridge of the genus Francolinus
 
[C17: from French, from Old Italian francolino, of unknown origin]

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