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phalarope

noun phal·a·rope \ˈfa-lə-ˌrōp\
plural phal·a·ropes also phal·a·rope

Definition of PHALAROPE

:  any of a genus (Phalaropus) of small shorebirds related to sandpipers but distinguished by their lobed toes and preference for swimming

Origin of PHALAROPE

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
First Known Use: 1771

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