Bustard meaning

bŭs'tərd
Any of various large, long-legged Old World game birds of the family Otididae that nest on the ground and frequent dry grassy plains.
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Any of a family (Otididae) of large, heavy, long-legged gruiform birds of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Any of several large terrestrial birds of the family Otididae that inhabit dry open country and steppes in the Old World.
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Origin of bustard

Middle English from blend of Old French bistarde Old French oustarde both from Latin avis tarda avis bird awi- in Indo-European roots tarda feminine of tardus slow