lily-trotter

lily-trotter

[lil-ee-trot-er]
noun

Origin:
1915–20

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lily-trotter
 
n
another name for jaçana

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lily-trotter

any of several species of water birds belonging to the family Jacanidae of the order Charadriiformes. Jacanas are uniquely equipped with long straight claws for walking on floating vegetation. Like certain plovers, some jacanas have wing spurs

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