sora rail


[sawr-uh, sohr-uh]
a small, short-billed rail, Porzana carolina, of marshy areas of North America.
Also called sora rail, Carolina rail.

1695–1705, Americanism; origin uncertain Unabridged
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sora (ˈsɔːrə)
a North American rail, Porzana carolina, with a greyish-brown plumage and yellow bill
[C18: of unknown origin]

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