pratincole


pra·tin·cole

noun \ˈpra-tən-ˌkōl, ˈprā-, -tiŋ-\

Definition of PRATINCOLE

:  any of several Old World shore-inhabiting birds (genera Glareola and Stiltia of the family Glareolidae) with a short bill and a forked tail

Origin of PRATINCOLE

ultimately from Latin pratum meadow + incola inhabitant, from in- + colere to cultivate — more at wheel
First Known Use: 1773

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