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american gallinule


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Noun american gallinule has 1 sense
  1. American gallinule, Porphyrula martinica - American purple gallinule
    --1 is a kind of purple gallinule
    --1 is a member of Porphyrula, genus Porphyrula

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American Gallinule


The American gallinule is a medium-sized water bird with brightly colored plumage, found in wetlands throughout North and South America. Also known as the common gallinule or marsh hen, it belongs to the rail family.


Sense 1:

Noun: A bird species (Gallinula galeata) with dark plumage, a red beak, and distinctive yellow legs, found in marshy areas of the Americas.

Example sentence: The American gallinule gracefully glided across the tranquil waters of the wetland.

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Sense 2:

Noun: The flesh of the American gallinule, used as food.

Example sentence: The restaurant offered a special dish featuring tenderly cooked American gallinule.

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Sense 3:

Noun: A person who is born in or a citizen of the United States of America (informal).

Example sentence: The American gallinule was proud to represent their country in the international competition.

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Sense 4:

Adjective: Pertaining to the United States of America.

Example sentence: The American gallinule flag waved proudly in the wind.

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