Share this entry

Share this page

korhaan

Line breaks: kor|haan
Pronunciation: /kɔːˈhɑːn
 
, kəˈrɑːn/

Definition of korhaan in English:

noun

South African
A small crested bustard, which is typically boldly marked and has penetrating repetitive calls.
  • Genus Eupodotis, family Otididae: several species
Example sentences
  • Carmine bee-eaters perch on the back of kori bustards and red-crested korhaans plummet from the sky in daring aerobatic mating displays.
  • While birds such as the korhaans and bustards inhabit the open grassland, other species reside in the adjacent woodlands.
  • Etosha's grasslands are home to doublebanded plovers and black korhaans.

Origin

mid 18th century: Afrikaans, from the imitative base kor-, knor- (compare with Dutch korren 'coo') + haan 'cock'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure