Definition of florican in English:


Syllabification: flo·ri·can
Pronunciation: /ˈflôrəˌkan


  • 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)
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    • 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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