kelkiewyn, noun

Forms:
Also kalkivain, kelkiewijn.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Onomatopoeic, named for its cry, which is perceived to approximate Afrikaans kelkie (wine)glass + wyn (earlier South African Dutch wijn) wine.
colloquial
a. The bird Pterocles namaqua; also called Namaqua sandgrouse, see Namaqua noun sense 2. b. The call of this bird. Also attributive.
1898 W.C. Scully Between Sun & SandThe desert grouse..throng over in countless myriads...From their cry the colloquial name of ‘kalkivain’ is derived.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 257Kelkie wijn,..The onomatopoetic name of the Namaqua partridge, by which it is known in the Karoo.
1918 S.H. Skaife Animal Life in S. Afr. 231Namaqua sandgrouse is the commonest species and is abundant in all parts of the Karoo...The Dutch name kelkiewijn, is given to them in imitation of their call.
1955 L.G. Green Karoo 96One of the finest meals of my life came out of a three-legged pot in which a kelkiewyn stew had been simmering all day.
1970 O.P.M. Prozesky Field Guide to Birds of Sn Afr. 140A trisyllabic call, usually heard when flocks are on the wing. Rendered in Afrikaans as ‘kelkiewyn’ (pronounced cal-kee-vane).
1983 K.B. Newman Newman’s Birds 194Namaqua Sandgrouse,..Flight call ‘Kelkiewyn’.
The bird Pterocles namaqua; also called Namaqua sandgrouse, see Namaquanoun2.
The call of this bird. Also attributive.
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