purple gallinule

noun
gallinules with showy purplish plumage
Hypernyms: ↑gallinule, ↑marsh hen, ↑water hen, ↑swamphen

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  • Purple Gallinule — is an alternative name for two species of birds in the rail family. It can refer to:* Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio of the Old World * American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica of the New World …   Wikipedia

  • purple gallinule — ☆ purple gallinule n. a gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) with purplish wings and legs, usually found in freshwater swamps from the S U.S. to tropical South America …   English World dictionary

  • purple gallinule — 1. a purple, blue, green, and white gallinule, Porphyrula martinica, inhabiting warmer areas of the New World, having a bright red, yellow, and blue bill, and lemon yellow legs and feet. 2. any of several large, Old World gallinules of the genus… …   Universalium

  • American Purple Gallinule — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • American purple gallinule — amerikinė sultonvištė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Porphyrio martinica; Porphyrula martinica angl. American purple gallinule vok. Zwergsultanshuhn, n rus. малая султанка, f pranc. talève violacée, f ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Gallinule — Gal li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family {Rallidae}. They are remarkable for running rapidly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple — Pur ple, a. 1. Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe. [1913 Webster] 2. Imperial; regal; so called from the color having been an emblem …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple bird — Purple Pur ple, a. 1. Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe. [1913 Webster] 2. Imperial; regal; so called from the color having been an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple copper ore — Purple Pur ple, a. 1. Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe. [1913 Webster] 2. Imperial; regal; so called from the color having been an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple grackle — Purple Pur ple, a. 1. Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe. [1913 Webster] 2. Imperial; regal; so called from the color having been an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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