bleshoender, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bles blaze + hoender fowl, chicken.
The coot Fulica cristata of the Rallidae, a water fowl characterized by a white blaze on the forehead.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 67Bles hoender,..A water-fowl with a bles or white spot on the head; it is often found on vleis.
1923 Haagner & Ivy Sketches of S. Afr. Bird-Life 257The..Bles Hoender..is of a general dark ash-brown or sooty colour throughout...It flies well and is an expert diver.
1977 S. Afr. Panorama Oct. 25The sanctuary is mainly a heronry, but one can also see..red-knobbed coots, better known in South Africa as ‘bleshoenders’.
1980 Daily Dispatch 5 Nov. 12There were coots (bleshoenders), tiny dabchicks, cormorants and Egyptian geese.
The coot Fulica cristata of the Rallidae, a water fowl characterized by a white blaze on the forehead.

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