Definition of pratincole in English:

pratincole

noun

  • A long-winged fork-tailed insectivorous bird related to the plovers, resembling a swallow in flight and typically living near water.

    • ‘Its head looked more jaeger-like than anything, and I wondered whether it was a pratincole.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from modern Latin pratincola, from Latin pratum meadow + incola inhabitant.

Pronunciation:

pratincole

/ˈpratɪŋkəʊl/