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[gral-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the wading birds, as the snipes, cranes, storks, and herons, many species of which have very long legs.
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Origin of grallatorial

1825–35; < Latin grallātor one who walks on stilts (grall(ae) stilts + -ātor -ator) + -ial
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  1. of or relating to long-legged wading birds, such as cranes, herons, and storks
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin grallātōrius, from Latin grallātor one who walks on stilts, from grallae stilts
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