Definition of Ralline

1. a. Pertaining to the rails.



Definition of Ralline

1. Adjective. (ornithology rare) Of, or pertaining to members of the Rallidae family (also referred to as rails). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ralline

1. pertaining to a family of marsh birds [adj]

Medical Definition of Ralline

1. Pertaining to the rails. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ralline

raku
rakus
rakuware
rakyat
rakyats
ral
rale
rales
rallentando
ralliance
rallied
rallier
ralliers
rallies
ralliform
ralline (current term)
rally
rally around
rally round
rallycross
rallye
rallyes
rallygoer
rallygoers
rallying
rallying cry
rallying point
rallyingly
rallyings
rallyist

Literary usage of Ralline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"... Geant was a Flamingo and not a ralline bird, and that consequently the genus ... that island there is not one which can be assigned to a giant ralline. ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1915)
"This does not occur as a character in the tarso-metatarsi of any of the existing American Grouse I have examined; but it may be a ralline character ..."

3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1895)
"Pen typically ralline ; joints ... Pes essentially ralline : joints of phalanges slender and long. ..."

4. Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy: Comprising Such Terms in Botany by William Humble (1843)
"CO'ralline. Belonging to the class Zoo- phyta, ... The animal which secretes and inhabits coral. CO'ralline. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"It is of interest to note in this connection that some ten genera of flightless ralline birds are known, three or four of which are still living, ..."

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