<ornithology> An order of birds which formerly included all the waders. By later writers it is usually restricted to the sandpipers, plovers, and allied forms.

Synonyms: Grallatores.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Grallae stilts, for gradulae, fr. Gradus. See Grade.

(01 Mar 1998)

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