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Definition of water rail
Water railWater rail Wa"ter rail` (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of rails of the genus Rallus,
as the common European species (Rallus aquaticus). See
Illust. of Rail. water railGallinule Gal"li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of
gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a
frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are
remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating
plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis
Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio.
The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also
called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot,
night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to
it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata).
Note: The purple gallinule of Southern Europe and Asia was
formerly believed to be able to detect and report
adultery, and for that reason, chiefly, it was commonly
domesticated by the ancients.
Meaning of water rail from wikipedia
- The water rail
(Rallus aquaticus) is a bird of the rail family which breeds
in well-vegetated wetlands across
Europe, Asia and North
- as the water rail
, Lewin's water rail
, Lewin's grind rail
, slate-breasted rail
, slate-breasted water rail
, pectoral rail
, pectoral water rail
- The brown-ch****ed rail
or eastern water rail
(Rallus indicus) is a species
of bird in the family
Rallidae. It breeds
- Birds. The naturalist Joseph Banks
had provided Latham
with a water
of the rail
by Georg Forster
who had accompanied James
Cook on his second...
- The Picatinny rail
(/ˈpɪkətɪni/ or /ˌpɪkəˈtɪni/), or Pic rail
for short, also known
as a MIL-STD-1913 rail
, 1913 rail
and air. Lagos Rail
is a system being developed
and under construction
in Lagos, Nigeria. The system
(the first modern rail
- Rail transport
transport) is a means
p****engers and goods
on wheeled vehicles running
on rails, which...
- Rail terminology
is a form of technical
terminology. The difference between
and the international
(used by the...
- that no longer carry water currents
wind gaps. Water
gaps and wind gaps often offer
a practical route
for road and rail transport
as the water rail
(Rallus aquaticus). The genus
name Rallus comes
from the pre-binomial Latin
name Rallus aquaticus
for the water rail
used by English...
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