Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [l. c] An old name of sundry small spotted wading birds of Europe, of the family Scolopacidæ. See Arenaria.
  • n. A genus of sandpipers (Brisson, 1760), with the knot, Tringa canutus, as the type.
  • n. [l. c] The specific name (Linnæus, 1766) of the spotted redshank, Totanus calidris.
  • n. A genus of three-toed sandpipers, including only the sanderling, Calidris arenaria. This is the current meaning of the word, dating back to Cuvier, 1800.
  • n. [lowercase] The specific name of the sanderling with those who call the bird Arenaria calidris.

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  • n. a genus of Scolopacidae

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Examples

  • (_Linota flavirostris_), hen harrier (_Circus cyaneus_), buzzard (_Buteo vulgaris_), redshank (_Totanus calidris_), greenshank (_Totanus cunescens_) and the little auk (_Mergulus alle_).

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