Meaning of pratincole

prat•in•cole

Pronunciation: (prat'ing-kōl", prat'n-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several limicoline birds of the genus Glareola, of the Eastern Hemisphere, having a short bill, long, narrow, pointed wings, and a forked tail.
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