Gallinule meaning

gălə-no͝ol, -nyo͝ol
Any of various waterbirds of the family Rallidae, frequenting swampy regions and characteristically having dark iridescent plumage and a colorful area where the bill extends onto the forehead.
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Any of various gruiform marsh birds (family Rallidae) that both swim and wade; esp., the moorhen.
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Several species of birds in the genera Porphyrio and Gallinula of the family Rallidae.
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Origin of gallinule

  • Latin gallīnula pullet diminutive of gallīna hen gallinaceous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary