from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [l. c] An old name of sundry small spotted wading birds of Europe, of the family Scolopacidæ. See Arenaria.
- n. A genus of sandpipers (Brisson, 1760), with the knot, Tringa canutus, as the type.
- n. [l. c] The specific name (Linnæus, 1766) of the spotted redshank, Totanus calidris.
- n. A genus of three-toed sandpipers, including only the sanderling, Calidris arenaria. This is the current meaning of the word, dating back to Cuvier, 1800.
- n. [lowercase] The specific name of the sanderling with those who call the bird Arenaria calidris.
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- n. a genus of Scolopacidae
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