from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and only genus of grallatorial birds of the family Dromadidæ. There is but one species, Dromas ardeola, of India and Africa.
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Names based on movement bat < Old Norse - blaka in ledhrblaka ` leather flapper 'dromedary < Greek dromas ` runner' duck < Old English dūcan ` to dive 'frog < IE root * preu - ` to hop' polliwog < Middle English polwygle: pol ` head '