phalarope
noun (plural -ropes; also -rope) Etymology: French, from New Latin phalaropod-, phalaropus, from Greek phalaris coot + pod-, pous foot; akin to Greek phalios having a white spot — more at bald, foot Date: circa 1776 any of a genus (Phalaropus) of small shorebirds related to sandpipers but distinguished by their lobed toes and preference for swimming

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  • Phalarope — Phal a*rope, n. [Gr. ? having a patch of white + ?, ?, a foot: cf. F. phalarope.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of {Phalaropus} and allied genera of small wading birds ({Grall[ae]}), having lobate toes. They are often seen far from land, swimming in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phalarope — ● phalarope nom masculin (grec phalaros, tacheté de blanc, et pous, pied) Petit échassier charadriiforme à bec pointu, à pattes aux doigts lobés lui permettant de nager aisément. (Au moment de la reproduction, les femelles prennent une parure… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • phalarope — [fal′ə rōp΄] n. [Fr < ModL Phalaropus, name of the type genus < Gr phalaris, coot (akin to phalos, white: from its white head) + pous,FOOT] any of a family (Phalaropodidae) of small shorebirds: the male rears the young …   English World dictionary

  • Phalarope — NOTOC Taxobox name = Phalaropes image width = 240px image caption = Female Red necked Phalarope ( Phalaropus lobatus ) in breeding plumage regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae… …   Wikipedia

  • Phalarope — Phalaropes Ph …   Wikipédia en Français

  • phalarope — /fal euh rohp /, n. any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes. [1770 80; < F < NL Phalaropus genus name < Gk phalar(ís) coot + o O + pous footed; see POD] * * * Any of… …   Universalium

  • phalarope — /ˈfæləroʊp/ (say faluhrohp) noun any of three species of small aquatic birds of the family Scolopacidae, (formerly Phalaropodidae), resembling sandpipers, but having lobate toes, as the red necked phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, an uncommon… …   Australian English dictionary

  • phalarope — noun /ˈfæləɹəʊp/ Any of three small wading birds in the genus Phalaropus, of the family Scolopacidae, that have lobed toes …   Wiktionary

  • phalarope — (entrée créée par le supplément) (fa la ro p ) s. m. Genre d oiseaux de l ordre des échassiers. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, brillant, et, pied …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • phalarope — migratory shorebird with lobed feet Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

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