Grallatores

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Grallatores gral-a-tō′rēz an old order of wading and running birds, including rails, snipes and curlews, cranes, herons and bitterns, storks, and numerous other families
    • n.pl Grallatores gral-a-tō′rēz an old order of wading and running birds, including rails, snipes and curlews, cranes, herons and bitterns, storks, and numerous other families
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. grallatorgrallæ, stilts, contr. of gradulæ, dim. of gradus, a step—gradi, to step.

Usage

In literature:

Of the thirty species of grallatores the most remarkable is the emu.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
There is also an ornithological museum, with some very fine specimens of the order of grallatores (or waders).
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
GRALLATORES, absence of secondary sexual characters in, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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