Definition of Phalarope

1. Noun. Small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the Arctic and winter in the tropics.




Definition of Phalarope

1. n. Any species of Phalaropus and allied genera of small wading birds (Grallæ), having lobate toes. They are often seen far from land, swimming in large flocks. Called also sea goose.

Definition of Phalarope

1. Noun. Any of three small wading birds in the genus ''Phalaropus'', of the family Scolopacidae, that have lobed toes. ¹

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Definition of Phalarope

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Medical Definition of Phalarope

1. Any species of Phalaropus and allied genera of small wading birds (Grallae), having lobate toes. They are often seen far from land, swimming in large flocks. Synonym: sea goose. Origin: Gr. Having a patch of white +, a foot: cf. F. Phalarope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phalarope

phalangids
phalangious
phalangist
phalangistine
phalangite
phalangites
phalangitis
phalangoidea
phalansterian
phalansterians
phalansteries
phalanstery
phalanx
phalanxes
phalaris
phalarope (current term)
phalaropes
phalera
phalerae
phall
phallacidin
phallacin
phallalgia
phallectomies
phalli
phallic stage

Literary usage of Phalarope

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1. American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, William Jardine (1832)
"Red phalarope, Penn. Brit. Zool. No. 219 Brown phalarope, Arct. ZooL No. 414. ... 274, 4 Red phalarope, Montagu, Orn. Diet. Id. Supp. and Appendix. ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1895)
"This is, with little doubt, the first and only record of the species for Michigan. — L. WHITNEY WATKINS, Manchester, Mich. The Red phalarope at Bridgeport, ..."

3. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"Grey phalarope, Lath. Syn. 272.—the young commencing the autumnal moult 1 ... Phalaropus rufescens, Briss. Ornith. 6. 20. 4. Le phalarope rouge, Buff. Ois. ..."

4. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"OF THE phalarope. BILL straight and slender; nostrils minute ; body and legs like ... THE RED phalarope. (Tringa hyperborea, Lin—Le phalarope cendre, Buff. ..."

5. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"Fall and winter plumage: face, line over eye, and under parts white ; line under eye, and back of head, dusky ; phalarope. upper parts mainly gray. ..."

6. Feathered Game of the Northeast by Walter Herbert Rich (1907)
"webbed as in the Red-necked phalarope, but not to so great an extent. ... The present species and the Northern phalarope are found more commonly in New ..."

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