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(Science: ornithology) 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.
Synonym: sea goose.
Origin: Gr. Having a patch of white _, a foot: cf. F. Phalarope.
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