[ gral-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr- ]
/ ˌgræl əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /
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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Example sentences from the Web for grallatorial
But every one knows that these grallatorial animals are excellent birds of flight.
This is preferred to grallatorial, as more comprehensively descriptive.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
Agami, ag′a-mi, n. the golden-breasted trumpeter, a grallatorial bird of South America.
British Dictionary definitions for grallatorial
/ (ˌɡræləˈtɔːrɪəl) /
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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