porphyrio definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of Rallidæ, representing a subfamily Porphyrioninæ; the porphyries, sultans, hyacinths, or hyacinthine gallinules.
    • [1. c.] A bird for this genus; a sultan; a purple gallinule.
    • old-world purple gallinules

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