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ralline

[ ral-ahyn, -in ]

adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Rallidae, comprising the rails and allied species.


ralline

/ -ɪn; ˈrælaɪn /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Rallidae , a family of birds that includes the rails, crakes, and coots


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ralline1

1880–85; < New Latin Rall ( us ) name of genus ( rail 3 ) + -ine 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ralline1

C19: from New Latin Rallus rail ³

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Example Sentences

Where they pass the winter--in what Mentone or Madeira of the ralline race--is not known.

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