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prat·in·cole(prăt′n-kōl′, prāt′-, prăt′ĭng-, prā′tĭng-)
Any of several shorebirds of the genera Glareola and Stiltia of the Eastern Hemisphere, having long pointed wings, a forked tail, and a short tapered bill.
(Animals) any of various swallow-like shore birds of the southern Old World genus Glareola and related genera, esp G. pratincola, having long pointed wings, short legs, and a short bill: family Glareolidae, order Charadriiformes
[C18: from New Latin pratincola field-dwelling, from Latin prātum meadow + incola inhabitant]
prat•in•cole(ˈpræt ɪŋˌkoʊl, ˈpræt n-)
any of various ploverlike open-country birds of the courser family, esp. of the genus Glareola, having a short bill, long wings, and a forked tail.
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|Noun||1.||pratincole - Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers|
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries