wading birds, Modern Latin, from Latin grallotores "stilt-walkers," plural of grallator, from grallae "stilts," ultimately from stem of gradi "to walk, go" (see grade (n.)). Related: Grallatorial (1835).
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Historical Examples of grallatores
Of the thirty species of grallatores the most remarkable is the emu.
This arrangement is constant in grallatores (wading birds), gallinaceæ (domestic fowls), and raptores (birds of prey).Artistic Anatomy of Animals
It woke the grallatores of the swamp—the qua-bird, the curlews, and the tall blue herons—who screamed in concert.The Quadroon
In certain anatomical points, and especially 383 in their habits, the Brevipenn differ greatly from the other Grallatores.Reptiles and Birds
Abundance of water makes the provinces of Shoa a favourite place of resort to many species of Grallatores.The Highlands of Ethiopia
William Cornwallis Harris