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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A notable genus of ralliform birds, the American sultans, hyacinths, or porphyry gallinules, family Rallidæ and subfamily Gallinulinæ, containing such species as the purple gallinule of the United States and warmer parts of America, I. martinica.


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