noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin pratum meadow + incola inhabitant, from in- + colere to cultivate — more at wheel Date: 1773 any of several Old World shore-inhabiting birds (genera Glareola and Stiltia of the family Glareolidae) with a short bill and a forked tail

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  • pratincole — [prat′ n kōl, prat′iŋkōl΄] n. [< ModL pratincola < L pratum, meadow (see PRAIRIE) + incola, inhabitant < in , IN 1 + colere, to till: see CULT] any of various small Old World shorebirds (family Glareolidae) with long, pointed wings and a …   English World dictionary

  • Pratincole — Pra tin*cole, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the Old World genus {Glareola}, or family {Glareolid[ae]}, allied to the plovers. They have long, pointed wings and a forked tail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pratincole — Taxobox name = Pratincoles image width = 250px image caption = Glareola lactea regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Glareolidae genus = Stiltia genus2 = Glareola subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • pratincole — /prat ing kohl , prat n /, n. any of several limicoline birds of the genus Glareola, of the Eastern Hemisphere, having a short bill, long, narrow, pointed wings, and a forked tail. [ < NL Pratincola (1756) genus name, equiv. to L prat(um) meadow… …   Universalium

  • pratincole — /ˈprætɪŋkoʊl / (say pratingkohl), /ˈpreɪtɪŋ / (say prayting ) noun 1. → Australian pratincole. 2. → oriental pratincole. 3. any of certain birds of the family Glareolidae, of Eurasia, Africa and Australia, having tern like flight and feeding on… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pratincole — tikrosios kregždūnės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Glareola angl. pratincole vok. Brachschwalbe, f rus. тиркушка, f pranc. glaréole, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kregždūnės siauresnis terminas – juodasparnė kregždūnė… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • pratincole — noun /ˈpɹætɪnˌkəʊl/lang=en Any of several species of birds in the genera Glareola or Stiltia of the family Glareolidae …   Wiktionary

  • pratincole — fork tailed, long winged Australian bird Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pratincole — [ pratɪŋkəʊl] noun a long winged fork tailed insectivorous bird related to the plovers. [Glareola pratincola (Africa and the Mediterranean) and other species.] Origin C18: from mod. L. pratincola, from L. pratum meadow + incola inhabitant …   English new terms dictionary

  • pratincole — prat·in·cole …   English syllables

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