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grallatorial

[ gral-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr- ]
/ ˌgræl əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /
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adjective

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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grallatorial
/ (ˌɡræləˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

of or relating to long-legged wading birds, such as cranes, herons, and storks

Word Origin for grallatorial

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