/chu kahr"/, n.
a partridge, Alectoris chukar, of Asia and the Near East, introduced into North America as a game bird. Also called chukar partridge.
[ < Hindi cakor < Skt cakora]

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Popular small game bird (Alectoris chukar), a species of partridge.

Stocked in many countries, it is native from southeastern Europe to India and Manchuria. It has a brown back with strongly barred sides and a black-outlined whitish throat.

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      popular small game bird, a species of partridge (q.v.).

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