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phalarope

[fal-uh-rohp] /ˈfæl əˌroʊp/
noun
1.
any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French < New Latin Phalaropus genus name < Greek phalār(ís) coot + -o- -o- + -pous -footed; see -pod
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phalarope

/ˈfæləˌrəʊp/
noun
1.
any aquatic shore bird of the family Phalaropidae, such as Phalaropus fulicarius (grey phalarope), of northern oceans and lakes, having a long slender bill and lobed toes: order Charadriiformes
Word Origin
C18: via French from New Latin Phalaropus, from Greek phalaris coot +pous foot
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