phalarope

phalarope
phalarope [fal′ə rōp΄]
n.
[Fr < ModL Phalaropus, name of the type genus < Gr phalaris, coot (akin to phalos, white: from its white head) + pous,FOOT]
any of a family (Phalaropodidae) of small shorebirds: the male rears the young

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