Glareola

noun

Gla·​re·​o·​la
gləˈrēələ
: a genus (the type of the family Glareolidae) of Old World shorebirds that comprises the pratincoles which are closely related to the coursers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, diminutive of Latin glarea gravel; probably akin to Latin granum grain

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“Glareola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Glareola. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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