/ˈfæləroʊp/ (say 'faluhrohp)

any of three species of small aquatic birds of the family Scolopacidae, (formerly Phalaropodidae), resembling sandpipers, but having lobate toes, as the red-necked phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, an uncommon migrant to Australia from arctic regions.
{French, from New Latin Phalaropūs (genus name), from phalaro- (combining form representing Greek phalāris coot) + -pūs (from Greek pous foot)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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