phalarope

[ fal-uh-rohp ]
/ ˈfæl əˌroʊp /
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noun

any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes.

Nearby words

  1. phalangist,
  2. phalansterian,
  3. phalansterianism,
  4. phalanstery,
  5. phalanx,
  6. phalera,
  7. phalerae,
  8. phallectomy,
  9. phalli,
  10. phallic

Origin of phalarope

1770–80; < French < New Latin Phalaropus genus name < Greek phalār(ís) coot + -o- -o- + -pous -footed; see -pod

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British Dictionary definitions for phalarope

phalarope

/ (ˈfæləˌrəʊp) /

noun

any aquatic shore bird of the family Phalaropidae, such as Phalaropus fulicarius (grey phalarope), of northern oceans and lakes, having a long slender bill and lobed toes: order Charadriiformes

Word Origin for phalarope

C18: via French from New Latin Phalaropus, from Greek phalaris coot + pous foot

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