: see جَوْنٌ.
Also A species of the kind of bird called قَطًا, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) black in the belly and wings, larger than the [species called] كُدْرِىّ, one of the former species being equal to two of the latter: (Ṣ, TA:) or, accord. to ISk, the قطا compose two species; one called جُونِىٌّ and كُدْرِىٌّ; and the other, غَطَاطٌ; and the former is dusky, or dingy, or of a hue inclining to black and dust-colour, (أَكْدَر,) in the back, black in the inner side of the wing, yellow in the throat, short in the legs, having in the tail two feathers longer than the rest of the tail: (T, TA:) or, as some say, the كُدْرِيَّة and جُونِيَّة are one of the two species of the قطا, and the other is the غطاط; and the former are short in the legs, yellow in the necks, black in the primary feathers of the wings, of a white hue tinged with red (صُهْب) in the tertials: (TA voce غطاط, q. v.:) [but see كُدْرِىٌّ: the جونىّ is described by De Sacy, on the authority of the book entitled درّة المنتقاة من عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات, thus: “ le djouni a les barbes internes des ailes et les pennes primaires noires; il a la gorge blanche, ornée de deux colliers, l'un jaune et l'autre noir; son dos est d'un gris cendré, moucheté, mêlé d'un peu de jaune: on appelle cette espèce djouni, parce que sa voix ne rend pas un son clair et sonore, mais qu'elle fait entendre seulement une sorte de gargouillement dans le gosier: ” (Chrest. Arabe, 2nd ed., ii. 369:)] it is stated in the handwriting of Aṣ, on the authority of the Arabs, that جونىّ, applied to the قطا, is with ء; app. meaning that it was pronounced جُؤُنِىٌّ: (M, TA:) a single bird of this species is termed جُونِيَّةٌ: (Ṣ:) and you say also
↓قَطَاةٌ جَوْنَةٌ, with fet-h: (TA:) [but جُونِىٌّ seems to be also used as a n. un., like رُومِىٌّ: for it is said that] جُونٌ is pl. [or rather coll. gen. n.] of جُونىٌّ, like as تَمْرٌ is of تَمْرَةٌ. (Ḥam p. 605.)