phalaropes

phalarope

[fal-uh-rohp]
noun
any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes.

Origin:
1770–80; < French < Neo-Latin Phalaropus genus name < Greek phalār(ís) coot + -o- -o- + -pous -footed; see -pod

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phalarope (ˈfæləˌrəʊp)
 
n
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
 
[C18: via French from New Latin Phalaropus, from Greek phalaris coot +pous foot]

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