Definitions for ortolanˈɔr tl ən
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or•to•lanˈɔr tl ən(n.)
an Old World bunting, Emberiza hortulana, esteemed as a table delicacy.
Origin of ortolan:
1625–60; < F, MF < It lit., gardener
ortolan, ortolan bunting, Emberiza hortulana(noun)
brownish Old World bunting often eaten as a delicacy
A small European migratory bunting, Emberiza hortulana, once eaten whole as a delicacy.
Any of various similar birds, especially the bobolink, sora, or snow bunting.
Origin: From hortolan, from hortulanus.
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