Phal"a*rope (?), n. [Gr. having a patch of white + , , a foot: cf. F. phalarope.] Zool.

Any species of Phalaropus and allied genera of small wading birds (Grallae), having lobate toes. They are often seen far from land, swimming in large flocks. Called also sea goose.

 

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