pratincole

noun pra·tin·cole \ ˈpra-tᵊn-ˌkōl , ˈprā- , -tiŋ- \

Definition of pratincole

:any of several Old World shore-inhabiting birds (genera Glareola and Stiltia of the family Glareolidae) with a short bill and a forked tail

Origin and Etymology of pratincole

ultimately from Latin pratum meadow + incola inhabitant, from in- + colere to cultivate — more at wheel


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