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kori Line breaks: kori
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːri/
(also kori bustard)

Definition of kori in English:


A very large bustard with a crested head, native to sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ardeotis kori, family Otididae
Example sentences
  • The great bustard ranks alongside the kori bustard and mute swan as the world's heaviest flying birds.
  • I confess to the herder that I don't really know what a houbara looks like, having only encountered the kori bustard of the savannah.


Early 19th century: from Setswana kgori.

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