Virginia rail

noun

Definition of Virginia rail

: an American long-billed rail (Rallus limicola) that has gray cheeks

First Known Use of Virginia rail

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Virginia rail was in 1813

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“Virginia rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virginia%20rail. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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