any of a family (Otididae) of large, heavy, long-legged gruiform birds of Europe, Asia, and Africa
Origin of bustardMiddle English ; from Old French bistarde (; from OIt bistarda) and amp; ostarde, both ; from Classical Latin avis tarda, literally , slow bird, probably folk etymology for name of Iberian origin, originally
Any of various large, long-legged Old World game birds of the family Otididae that nest on the ground and frequent dry grassy plains.
Origin of bustardMiddle English, from blend of Old French bistarde and Old French oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda : avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + tarda, feminine of tardus, slow.
From Old French bistarde