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English translation: casoar

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French term or phrase:caosar
English translation:casoar
Entered by: Louis RIOUAL
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04:18 Mar 13, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: caosar
For all you ornithologists out there! Rare bird, can't find it in any glossary. Please help!!
Richard Carter
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:36
casoar
Explanation:
There is a spelling mistake. The letters "a" and "o" have been inverted.
You will find the casoar in any dictionary
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Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 07:36
Grading comment
Thanks ever so much - well spotted! You see what we translators have to put up with!!
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Summary of answers provided
nacassowary
Brigitte Gendebien
nacasoarLouis RIOUAL


  

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1 hr
casoar


Explanation:
There is a spelling mistake. The letters "a" and "o" have been inverted.
You will find the casoar in any dictionary

Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 07:36
PRO pts in pair: 238
Grading comment
Thanks ever so much - well spotted! You see what we translators have to put up with!!
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1 hr
cassowary


Explanation:
Picture of a casoar: http://ensemble-vide.com/hieroglyphes/menagerie/pages/figure...

Cassowary
(Casuarius casuarius)
Cassowaries are a large flightless bird belonging to the "Ratite" family. The family name is derived from the Latin "Ratis" meaning "Raft" which describes the flat breastbone or sternum which lacks the keel that acts as a extra anchorage for the large flight muscles of flying birds.
The name Cassowary is from a Malay name [kesuari] for the birds There are 3 species of which the "Southern Cassowary" is found in North Queensland
Australia. Normally Cassowaries are very shy but when cornered can lash out dangerously with their claws. (http://home.mira.net/~areadman/casso.htm)
http://www.cassowary-house.com.au/
http://www.ozramp.net.au/~senani/cassow.htm
http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/02394.html





    Reference: http://www.chin.gc.ca/Exhibitions/Birds/PMA/vexeggs/wrldeggs...
    Reference: http://fieldguide.tripod.com/struthio.html
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 07:36
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 192

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