from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of sandpipers, of the family Scolopacidæ
  • noun [lowercase] A sandpiper, or some similar small wader.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of limicoline birds including many species of sandpipers. See dunlin, knot, and sandpiper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology Any of the genus Tringa of waders, containing the shanks and tattlers.

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

  • noun a genus of Scolopacidae


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From the genus name.


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