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sand grouse

noun
1.
any of several birds of the family Pteroclididae inhabiting sandy areas of the Old World, resembling both pigeons and shorebirds and having precocial young.
Also, sandgrouse.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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sandgrouse

any of 16 species of birds of Asian and African deserts. According to some systems of classification, sandgrouse are ranked with the plovers within the order Charadriiformes.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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