Definition of chukar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHo͝okˌär/ Pronunciation: /CHo͝okˈär/
(also chukar partridge)


A Eurasian partridge similar to the red-legged partridge, but with a call like a clucking domestic hen.
  • Genus Alectoris, family Phasianidae: two species, in particular A. chukar.
Example sentences
  • The Stoney Brook Preserve is an intensely managed, multi-habitat property with lodgings that offers deer, pheasant, dove, chukar, Hungarian partridge, duck, bass and trout fishing.
  • Higher up, grasslands are home to burrowing owls, chukars, and peregrine and prairie falcons.
  • Designed to bring women of varying skill levels together in the field, the Women on Target program has organized a variety of women-only hunts for 2002, including pursuing turkey, antelope, ducks, pheasants, chukars and whitetail deer.


Early 19th century: from Sanskrit cakora.

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Syllabification: chu·kar

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