swamphen

[ swomp-hen ]
/ ˈswɒmpˌhɛn /

noun Ornithology.

any of several large Old World gallinules varying from purple to white, all possibly belonging to the single species Porphyrio porphyrio.

Nearby words

  1. swamp rose,
  2. swamp sparrow,
  3. swamp white oak,
  4. swamper,
  5. swampfish,
  6. swampland,
  7. swampscott,
  8. swampy,
  9. swamy,
  10. swan

Origin of swamphen


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