Definition of Porphyrula

1. Noun. American purple gallinules.

Exact synonyms: Genus Porphyrula
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Member holonyms: American Gallinule, Porphyrula Martinica



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyrula

Populus nigra
Populus nigra italica
Populus tremula
Populus tremuloides
Populus trichocarpa
Porcellio
Porcellionidae
Pordenone
Pori
Porifera
Poronotus
Poronotus triacanthus
Porphyra
Porphyrio
Porphyrio porphyrio
Porphyrula
Porphyrula martinica
Porroh
Porscha
Porsche
Porsches
Port-Vila
Port-au-Prince
Port-of-Spain
Port Arthur
Port Blair
Port Elizabeth
Port Jackson fig
Port Jackson heath
Port Jackson pine

Literary usage of Porphyrula

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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, ..."

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