Definition of Porphyrula
1. Noun. American purple gallinules.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Member holonyms: American Gallinule, Porphyrula Martinica
Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyrula
Literary usage of Porphyrula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"Porphyrula (ornithology), VII. 579, 2 b. PORPHYRY, rock, XIII. 719; VU. 114, le; X. 253, 2 с; XIV. 370, 2 be. PORPHYRY, philosopher, XIII. 719; XII. ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"the last has been described in the article COOT. In the genus porphyrio (Briss.), or porphyrula (Blyth), the bill is short, thick, and strong, ..."