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gompou, noun

Forms:
gompaauw, gom pauShow more Formerly also gompaauw, gom pau, gompauw.
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unchanged.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch gompaauw), gom gum + pou (from Dutch pauw) peacock; see quotation 1936.
The kori, Ardeotis kori.
1867 E.L. Layard Birds of S. Afr. 283The ‘Gom-Paauw’..is a noble bird, and when seen stalking about in its proper haunts, affords a sight to a hunter’s eyes never to be forgotten.
1991 [see kori].
The kori, Ardeotis kori.

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