Definition of lily-trotter in English:

lily-trotter

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noun

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

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