Florida gallinule

noun
North American dark bluish-grey gallinule
Hypernyms: ↑gallinule, ↑marsh hen, ↑water hen, ↑swamphen
Member Holonyms: ↑Gallinula, ↑genus Gallinula

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized F
: a nearly cosmopolitan gallinule (Gallinula chloropus); especially : a dark bluish gray bird of the No. American subspecies (G. c. cachinnans) with white on the sides and beneath the tail, a whitish abdomen, and bright red on the bare forehead, bill, and tibias

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