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noun
an Old World rail, Rallus aquaticus, having olive-brown plumage marked with black and a long, red bill.
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Origin of water rail

First recorded in 1645–55
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water rail

noun
a large Eurasian rail, Rallus aquaticus, of swamps, ponds, etc, having a long red bill
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