A small brownish bunting (Emberiza hortulana) of Eurasia and Africa, eaten as a delicacy.
Any of several American birds, such as the bobolink and the sora.
An Old World bunting (Emberiza hortulana) prized as a choice food.
Origin of ortolan
French from Provençal gardener, ortolan from Latin hortulānus from hortulus diminutive of hortus garden gher-1 in Indo-European roots