from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of precocial limicoline grallatorial birds, type of the family Recurrirostridæ, having a long and very slender depressed and recurved bill, extremely long slender legs, and four toes, the three front ones of whieh are webbed; the avosets.
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- noun type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets
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- Went ashore with the hunters, and collected a new species of rattle-snake, and a bird of the genus recurvirostra.