Pratincole meaning

prătn-kōl, prāt-, prătĭng-, prātĭng-
Any of several shorebirds of the genera Glareola and Stiltia of the Eastern Hemisphere, having long pointed wings, a forked tail, and a short tapered bill.
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Any of various small Old World shorebirds (family Glareolidae) with long, pointed wings and a forked tail; esp., the Eurasian pratincole (Glareola pratincola)
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Any of several species of birds in the genera Glareola or Stiltia of the family Glareolidae.
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Origin of pratincole

  • New Latin prātincola Latin prātum meadow Latin incola inhabitant kwel-1 in Indo-European roots

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