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lowan

[loh-uh n] /ˈloʊ ən/
noun
Origin of lowan
Wemba-Wemba
1860-1865
1860-65; < Wemba-Wemba (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Swan Hill, Victoria) lauan
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  • The lowan (Mallee hen, they're mostly called) and talegalla (brush turkey) were thick enough in some of the scrubby corners.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • I'll run up lowan, and give her a bit of hay in the calf-pen.'

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • In the scrubs to-day Gibson found a lowan's or scrub pheasant's nest.

British Dictionary definitions for lowan

lowan

/ˈləʊən/
noun
1.
(Austral) another name for mallee fowl
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