From Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (New York: The World Publishing Company, 1943):

jungftak, n.

a Persian bird, the male of which had only one wing, on the right side, and the female only one wing, on the left side; instead of the missing wings, the male had a hook of bone, and the female an eyelet of bone, and it was by uniting hook and eye that they were enabled to fly — each, when alone, had to remain on the ground.

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