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phalarope

  

      n   any aquatic shore bird of the family Phalaropidae, such as Phalaropus fulicarius (grey phalarope), of northern oceans and lakes, having a long slender bill and lobed toes: order Charadriiformes  
     (C18: via French from New Latin Phalaropus, from Greek phalaris coot + pous foot)  
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