Sultana bird
Sultana Sul*ta"na, n. [It.] 1. The wife of a sultan; a sultaness. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. A kind of seedless raisin produced near Smyrna in Asiatic Turkey. [1913 Webster]

{Sultana bird} (Zo["o]l.), the hyacinthine, or purple, gallinule. See Illust. under {Gallinule}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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