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[fal-uh-rohp] /ˈfæl əˌroʊp/

any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes.
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


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