from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one of two genera of stilts; they are similar to avocets but with straight bills.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of wading birds related to the avosets, having extremely long slender legs, three-toed feet, and exceedingly slender bill; the stilts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
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