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

  • n. A shore bird (Aphriza virgata) of the Pacific coast of North and South America, having dark, heavily spotted plumage and a black tail with a broad white base.

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  • n. A small wader, Aphriza virgata, endemic to the northwestern parts of North America.

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

  • n. sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America


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