from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rust-brown and white sandpiper (Calidris alpina) native to northern regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small wading bird, Calidris alpina, found along the coast and with a distinctive black belly patch in its breeding plumage. A type of stint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The red-backed sandpiper, Tringa (Pelidna) alpina, widely dispersed and very abundant in the northern hemisphere, especially along sea-coasts, during the extensive migrations it performs between its arctic breeding-grounds and its temperate or tropical winter resorts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
dun2 + -lin(g)1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)