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Noun: gallinule  'ga-lu,n(y)ool
  1. Any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
    - marsh hen, water hen, swamphen, pukeko [NZ]

Derived forms: gallinules

Type of: aquatic bird

Part of: Gallinula, genus Gallinula

Encyclopedia: Gallinule