- a small, short-billed rail, Porzana carolina, of marshy areas of North America.
Origin of sora
An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705; origin uncertain
Also called sora rail, Carolina rail.
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- a North American rail, Porzana carolina, with a greyish-brown plumage and yellow bill
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for sora
small, short-billed North American bird species, the Carolina rail, 1705, probably from a native name.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper