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Related to purple gallinule: American Purple Gallinule
1. A colorful gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) of Central and South America and the southeast United States, having a purple head, neck, and underparts, a greenish-bronze back, yellow legs, and a yellow-tipped red bill.
2. See purple swamphen.
(Animals) a long-toed purple aquatic bird, Porphyrio porphyrio (or Porphyrula martinica), of the southern US and Europe, with red legs and red bill: family Rallidae (rails, etc)
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|Noun||1.||purple gallinule - gallinules with showy purplish plumage|
gallinule, swamphen, water hen, marsh hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens