Gallinula chloropus
Gallinule 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}). [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gallinula chloropus — moorhen moorhen n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A black gallinule ({Gallinula chloropus}) that inhabits ponds and lakes. Syn: {Gallinula chloropus}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The female of the {moor fowl}; the {moor hen}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallinula chloropus — moorhen moorhen n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A black gallinule ({Gallinula chloropus}) that inhabits ponds and lakes. Syn: {Gallinula chloropus}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The female of the {moor fowl}; the {moor hen}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallinula chloropus — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gallinula chloropus — nendrinė vištelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gallinula chloropus angl. common moorhen vok. Teichhuhn, n rus. болотная курица, f; водяная курочка, f; камышница, f pranc. gallinule poule d eau, f ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Gallinula chloropus — noun black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes • Syn: ↑moorhen • Hypernyms: ↑gallinule, ↑marsh hen, ↑water hen, ↑swamphen • Member Holonyms: ↑Gallinula, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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