Grallatorial
Grallatorial Gral`la*to"ri*al, Grallatory Gral"la*to*ry,a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Grallatores, or waders. [1913 Webster]

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  • grallatorial — [gral΄ə tôr′ē əl] adj. [ModL grallatorius < L grallator, walker on stilts < grallae, stilts (akin to gradi: see GRADE) + IAL] of or pertaining to long legged water birds of various orders, as herons and cranes …   English World dictionary

  • grallatorial — /gral euh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. belonging or pertaining to the wading birds, as the snipes, cranes, storks, and herons, many species of which have very long legs. [1825 35; < L grallator one who walks on stilts (grall(ae) stilts + ator ATOR) …   Universalium

  • grallatorial — adjective Of or pertaining to wading birds …   Wiktionary

  • grallatorial — gral·la·to·ri·al …   English syllables

  • grallatorial — /græləˈtɔriəl/ (say graluh tawreeuhl) adjective belonging or relating to the wading birds, as the snipe, cranes, storks, herons, etc., many species of which have very long legs. {Latin grallātor one who goes on stilts + ial} …   Australian English dictionary

  • grallatorial —   a. pertaining to wading birds …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • grallatorial — adj. Zool. of or relating to long legged wading birds, e.g. storks, flamingos, etc. Etymology: mod.L grallatorius f. L grallator stilt walker f. grallae stilts …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grallatory — Grallatorial Gral la*to ri*al, Grallatory Gral la*to*ry,a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Grallatores, or waders. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AEgialitis hiaticula — Plover Plov er, n. [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See {Float}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AEgialitis meloda — Plover Plov er, n. [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See {Float}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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