Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several wading birds of the genus Haematopus, having black and white plumage and a long orange bill and feeding on oysters, clams, and limpets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several black or pied coastal wading birds in the genus Haematopus that have a long red or orange bill and feed on shellfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See oystercatcher in the vocabulary.
  • n. Any one of several species of wading birds of the genus Hæmatopus having stout legs and bill and mostly black-and-white plumage, which frequent seashores and feed upon oysters and other shellfish. The European species (Hæmatopus ostralegus), the common American species (Hæmatopus palliatus), and the California, or black, oyster catcher (Hæmatopus Bachmani) are the best known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maritime wading bird of the family Hæmatopodidæ: so called from the habit of feeding upon small oysters and other mollusks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. black-and-white shorebird with stout legs and bill; feed on oysters etc.
  • n. black-and-white shorebird with stout legs and bill; feed on oysters etc.

Etymologies

oyster +‎ catcher (Wiktionary)

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