Ralline Ral"line (r[a^]l"l[imac]n), a. (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the rails. [1913 Webster]

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  • ralline — /ral uyn, in/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the family Rallidae, comprising the rails and allied species. [1880 85; < NL Rall(us) name of genus (see RAIL3) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ralline — adjective /ˈɹalʌɪn/ Of, or pertaining to members of the Rallidae family (also referred to as rails) …   Wiktionary

  • ralline — ral·line …   English syllables

  • ralline — /ˈrælaɪn/ (say raluyn), / ən/ (say uhn) adjective belonging or relating to the subfamily Rallinae, or the family Rallidae, which includes the rails and their near relatives. {New Latin Rallus, typical genus of rails + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ralline — adj. of the bird family Rallidae (see RAIL(3)). Etymology: mod.L rallus RAIL(3) …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of animal names — This list gives names of animals used depending on the context. Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, bull… …   Wikipedia

  • rail — 1. noun /ɹeɪɫ/ a) A horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing. Rails alone can only ever have a marginal effect on a boards general turning ability. b) The metal bar that makes the track for a… …   Wiktionary

  • ralliform —   a. like the rails (birds).    ♦ ralline, a. pertaining to rails …   Dictionary of difficult words

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