Definition of gallinule
: any of several aquatic birds of the rail family with long thin feet and a platelike frontal area on the head: as a : moorhen b : one (Porphyrula martinica) found from the southern United States to Argentina that is purplish blue with olive-green upperparts, a red and yellow bill, and a light blue frontal area
Origin of gallinule
New Latin Gallinula, genus of birds, from Latin, pullet, diminutive of gallina
First Known Use: 1776
Rhymes with gallinule
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