[ 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.

Origin of grallatorial

1825–35; <Latin grallātor one who walks on stilts (grall(ae) stilts + -ātor-ator) + -ial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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