from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several pheasantlike birds of the family Numididae native to Africa, especially a widely domesticated species (Numida meleagris) having blackish plumage marked with many small white spots.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An African gallinaceous bird of the subfamily Numidinæ; a pintado.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of several
African birdsof the family Numididae(6 species) resembling partridges.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After the Guinea, coast of Africa.]
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