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ortolan

[awr-tl-uh n] /ˈɔr tl ən/
noun
1.
an Old World bunting, Emberiza hortulana, esteemed as a table delicacy.
2.
the bobolink.
Origin of ortolan
1520-1530
1520-30; < French < Provençal: literally, gardener (i.e., frequenting gardens) < Latin hortulānus, equivalent to hortul(us) little garden (hort(us) garden + -ulus -ule) + -ānus -an
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British Dictionary definitions for ortolan

ortolan

/ˈɔːtələn/
noun
1.
Also called ortolan bunting. a brownish Old World bunting, Emberiza hortulana, regarded as a delicacy
2.
any of various other small birds eaten as delicacies, esp the bobolink
Word Origin
C17: via French from Latin hortulānus, from hortulus, diminutive of hortus garden
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