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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology:
  • noun A disused specific name of several shore-birds or limicoline species of Scolopacidæ, as the redshank, Totanus calidris.
  • noun A generic name of the turnstone, Strepsilas interpres.
  • noun A generic name of the sanderling, Calidris arenaria.
  • noun The specific name of the same. Linnœus, 1758, and most modern writers.
  • noun A genus of bivalve mollusks, of the family Tellinidœ: synonymous with Scrobicularia.
  • noun In botany, an unimportant genus of low herbs, of the natural order Caryophyllaceœ, allied to the chickweeds; the sandworts.

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  • noun turnstones
  • noun sandworts

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