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Definition of "bustard" [bus•tard]

  • Any of various large, long-legged Old World game birds of the family Otididae that frequent dry, open, grassy plains. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bustard" in a sentence
  • "(FYI a bustard is a bird not what you may have thought!) +1 Good Comment?"
  • "The bustard is a pelican-like bird that was completely eliminated from the British Isles by hunters, and only exists in those parts of Europe, like Germany and Hungary, where blood sport had been mainly confined to killing Jews, Gypsies, and the disabled."
  • "According to their description, they are as large as a bustard, which is a kind of goose, having the neck longer and twice as large as those with us."