Rallus

noun

Ral·​lus
ˈraləs
: the type genus of Rallidae comprising slender-billed rails (as the European water rail, the clapper rail, and the king rail)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin rallus rail, from Middle French raale

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“Rallus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rallus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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