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sora

[sawr-uh, sohr-uh] /ˈsɔr ə, ˈsoʊr ə/
noun
1.
a small, short-billed rail, Porzana carolina, of marshy areas of North America.
Also called sora rail, Carolina rail.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705, Americanism; origin uncertain
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  • sora, king and clapper rails were also detected during the surveys.
  • Also provides food for sora and yellow rails, swamp and tree sparrows, snipe and other song birds.
  • Provides food for sora and yellow rails, swamp and tree sparrows, snipe and other songbirds.
British Dictionary definitions for sora

sora

/ˈsɔːrə/
noun
1.
a North American rail, Porzana carolina, with a greyish-brown plumage and yellow bill
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for sora
n.

small, short-billed North American bird species, the Carolina rail, 1705, probably from a native name.

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