porzana definition

  • noun:
    • An old title associated with the tiny water-rail or crake of Europe, and today a particular title of the identical. See Ortygometra, 2, and Crex.
    • [capitalized] An extensive genus of rails of the family Rallidæ, founded by Vieillot in 1816, having a short stout bill; the crakes.
    • spotted crakes

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