Definitions of bustard
  1. noun
    large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
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    Otis tarda, great bustard
    largest European land bird
    Choriotis australis, plain turkey
    popular Australian game bird
    type of:
    wader, wading bird
    any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
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