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florican Syllabification: flo·ri·can
Pronunciation: /ˈflôrəˌkan/

Definition of florican in English:


A small southern Asian bustard (bird), the male of which has mainly black plumage with white wings.
  • Family Otidae: the Bengal florican (Houbaropsis begalensis) and the lesser florican (Sypheotides indica)
Example sentences
  • Rare hoolock gibbons and capped langurs can be seen in the forests, and birds include giant hornbills and Bengal floricans.
  • The Lesser Florican is the smallest bustard commonly found in India.
  • Low intensity agro-ecosystems in Cambodia hold the largest global population of Bengal Florican.


Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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