from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various water birds of the family Rallidae, as the gallinule, rail, or coot, that inhabit marshland.
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- n. the moorhen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Any gallinule.
- The common American coot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coot found in North America
- n. any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
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