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      n   any of various swallow-like shore birds of the southern Old World genus Glareola and related genera, esp. G. pratincola, having long pointed wings, short legs, and a short bill: family Glareolidae, order Charadriiformes  
     (C18: from New Latin pratincola field-dwelling, from Latin pratum meadow + incola inhabitant)  
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