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Wiktionary

  1. francolinnoun

    Any of various terrestrial partridges of the genus Francolinus, found chiefly in Africa.

  2. Etymology: From French francolin, from Italian francolino, of unknown origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Francolinnoun

    a spurred partidge of the genus Francolinus and allied genera, of Asia and Africa. The common species (F. vulgaris) was formerly common in southern Europe, but is now nearly restricted to Asia

  2. Etymology: [F.; cf. It. francolino, Sp. francolin.]

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  1. Francolin

    Francolins are birds that traditionally have been placed in the genus Francolinus, but now commonly are divided into multiple genera, although some of the major taxonomic listing sources have yet to divide them. They are members of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. When all are maintained in a single genus, it is the most diverse of the Galliformes, having by far the most members. Francolins are terrestrial birds that feed on insects, vegetable matter and seeds. Most of the members have a hooked upper beak, tails with fourteen feathers and in many of them the male has spurs on the tarsi.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Francolin

    frang′kō-lin, n. a genus of birds of the grouse family, closely allied to partridges. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of francolin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of francolin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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