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francolin

[frang-kuh-lin] /ˈfræŋ kə lɪn/
noun
1.
any of numerous Eurasian and African partridges of the genus Francolinus, having sharply spurred legs.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < French < Italian francolino < ?
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francolin

/ˈfræŋkəʊlɪn/
noun
1.
any African or Asian partridge of the genus Francolinus
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Old Italian francolino, of unknown origin
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