from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A grallatorial bird, of the genus Recurvirostra; the scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as avocet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird of the genus Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostrid√¶, and order Limicol√¶, characterized by extreme slenderness and upward curvature of the bill, and by very long legs and webbed toes.
  • n. A humming-bird of the genus Avocetta.


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  • a.k.a. avocet

    August 26, 2008