1. [ noun ] (zoology) North American coot
Synonyms: marsh_hen mud_hen Fulica_americana American_coot
Related terms: coot Fulica
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
Synonyms: marsh_hen swamphen gallinule
Related terms: aquatic_bird moorhen Florida_gallinule purple_gallinule Gallinula
Similar spelling:   watermelon