plural -s
: a long-billed bird (Aramus guarana) intermediate in some respects between the cranes and the rails that occurs in much of South and Central America and is represented in Florida, Cuba, and Jamaica by the limpkin

Word History


French, alteration of courliri, from Galibi kurliri

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“Courlan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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