Carolina crake
Sora So"ra, n. (Zo["o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate-colored. Called also {American rail}, {Carolina rail}, {Carolina crake}, {common rail}, {sora rail}, {soree}, {meadow chicken}, and {orto}. [1913 Webster]

{King sora}, the Florida gallinule. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Carolina rail — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crake — /krayk/, n. any of several short billed rails, esp. the corn crake. [1275 1325; ME < ON krakr, kraki CROW] * * * ▪ bird  any of numerous marsh birds of the family Rallidae (order Gruiformes), generally any small rail (q.v.) in which the bill is… …   Universalium

  • Porzana Carolina — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sora (crake) — Taxobox name = Sora status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Gruiformes familia = Rallidae genus = Porzana species = P. carolina binomial = Porzana carolina binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • American rail — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common rail — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King sora — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow chicken — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orto — Sora So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sora — So ra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A North American rail ({Porzana Carolina}) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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