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ralline

[ral-ahyn, -in] /ˈræl aɪn, -ɪn/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the family Rallidae, comprising the rails and allied species.
Origin of ralline
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin Rall(us) name of genus (see rail3) + -ine1
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  • Where they pass the winter--in what Mentone or Madeira of the ralline race--is not known.

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ralline

/ˈrælaɪn; -ɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Rallidae, a family of birds that includes the rails, crakes, and coots
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Rallusrail³
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