Grallae

plural noun
Gral·​lae | \ˈgraˌlē\

Definition of Grallae 

1 in former classifications : an order of birds including all the wading birds

2 in former classifications : a group of birds variously limited: such as

a : charadrii

b : gruiformes

c : Charadrii and Gruiformes

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History and Etymology for Grallae

New Latin, from Latin, stilts, from gradi to step, go

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