Definition of lily-trotter in English:

lily-trotter

noun

  • (especially in Africa) a jacana.

    • ‘I reckon the moorhen must be closely related to the Jacana, also called the "lily-trotter" an exotic wading bird.’
    • ‘Its colloquial names are ‘lily-trotter,’ ‘lotus bird’ and ‘Jesus Christ bird,’ although Smith affirms that jacanas can't walk on water.’

Pronunciation

lily-trotter

/ˈlilēˌträdər/