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grallatorial

[gral-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌgræl əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the wading birds, as the snipes, cranes, storks, and herons, many species of which have very long legs.
Origin of grallatorial
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin grallātor one who walks on stilts (grall(ae) stilts + -ātor -ator) + -ial
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grallatorial

/ˌɡræləˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to long-legged wading birds, such as cranes, herons, and storks
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin grallātōrius, from Latin grallātor one who walks on stilts, from grallae stilts
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