Latin definition for: porphyrio, porphyrionis


  • declension: 3rd declension
  • gender: masculine


  1. kind of waterfowl, purple gallinule
  2. purple coot, sultana, water-hen (OED)
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: Agriculture, Flora, Fauna, Land, Equipment, Rural
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: 2 or 3 citations
  • Source: “Oxford Latin Dictionary”, 1982 (OLD)

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