Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large grayish shore bird (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) of North America, having black wings with a broad white stripe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Tringa semipalmata or Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, a large shorebird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large North American snipe (Symphemia semipalmata); -- called also pill-willet, will-willet, semipalmated tattler, or snipe, duck snipe, and stone curlew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A North American bird of the snipe family, the semipalmated tattler or stone-curlew, Symphemia semipalmata.

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

  • n. large North American shorebird of eastern and Gulf Coasts

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Imitative of its call.

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