Definition of bustard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbʌstəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌstərd//
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a large European bird that can run fast See related entries: Birds Word Origin late 15th cent.: perhaps an Anglo-Norman French blend of Old French bistarde and oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda ‘slow bird’: the name is unexplained, as bustards are fast runners.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bustard