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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (6)
  • Species range from the large and colorful purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) to several majestic egret species.
  • Otamangakau, swamphen sanctuary in raupo days when mangatoetoe stalks were lances massed to hold the mountain's fire and flax grew greedy in this hollow.
  • Florida admits defeat in fight to eradicate exotic purple swamphen
  • Florida admits defeat in fight to eradicate exotic purple swamphen Records don't support Florida Lt. Gov. for more
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