water rail

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noun

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

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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