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Any of several small shorebirds of the genus Phalaropus, having lobed toes and characteristically feeding by spinning in small circles in the water and catching small invertebrates brought to the surface by this motion.

[French, from New Latin phalaropūs : Greek phalaris, coot (from phalaros, having a white spot (the Eurasian coot having a fleshy, bright white area on its forehead extending up from its bill between its eyes); see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + Greek pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) any aquatic shore bird of the family Phalaropidae, such as Phalaropus fulicarius (grey phalarope), of northern oceans and lakes, having a long slender bill and lobed toes: order Charadriiformes
[C18: via French from New Latin Phalaropus, from Greek phalaris coot +pous foot]
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(ˈfæl əˌroʊp)

any of three small aquatic birds, akin to or part of the sandpiper family, having lobed toes adapted for swimming: the males are the sole or primary tenders of the eggs and young.
[1770–80; < French < New Latin Phalaropus genus name < Greek phalār(ís) coot + -o- -o- + -pous -footed; see -pod]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phalarope - small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmersphalarope - small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the Arctic and winter in the tropics
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Phalaropus fulicarius, red phalarope - phalarope of northern oceans and lakes
Lobipes lobatus, northern phalarope - breeds in Arctic regions of Old and New Worlds; large flocks often seen far out at sea
Steganopus tricolor, Wilson's phalarope - breeds on the northern great plains of Canada
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