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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various small aquatic birds of a particular genus distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens.

Usage examples (11)
  • That man of foolish understanding who steals ghee has to take birth as a gallinule.
  • A nearby Roman mosaic depicts a purple gallinule porphyrio porphyrio, which bred in the reed beds until a decade ago.
  • Birds of interest spotted in the component include the hooded merganser, the sora rail, the American bittern, the pied - billed grebe, the marsh hawk, the sedge wren, the least...
  • Yes, yes, from a purely aesthetic point of view the herons and the rare cranes of the Everglades are far lovelier; yes, the purple gallinule shimmers more gorgeously in... for more
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