stilt plover

stilt plover
noun
long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
Syn: ↑stilt, ↑stiltbird, ↑longlegs, ↑long-legs, ↑Himantopus stilt
Hypernyms: ↑shorebird, ↑shore bird, ↑limicoline bird
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Himantopus, ↑genus Himantopus

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noun
see stilt I, 4b

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Stilt plover — Stilt Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta, LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E. stout.] 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stilt plover — Stilt Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta, LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E. stout.] 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilt — Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta, LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E. stout.] 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilt sandpiper — Stilt Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta, LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E. stout.] 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilt sandpiper — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stilt — n. Stilt bird, long legged plover (Himantopus melanopterus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • black-necked stilt — noun stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck • Syn: ↑Himantopus mexicanus • Hypernyms: ↑stilt, ↑stiltbird, ↑longlegs, ↑long legs, ↑stilt plover, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black-winged stilt — noun stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings • Syn: ↑Himantopus himantopus • Hypernyms: ↑stilt, ↑stiltbird, ↑longlegs, ↑long legs, ↑stilt plover, ↑Himantopus stilt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Himantopus stilt — noun long legged three toed black and white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons • Syn: ↑stilt, ↑stiltbird, ↑longlegs, ↑long legs, ↑stilt plover • Hypernyms: ↑shorebird, ↑shore bird, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white-headed stilt — noun stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck • Syn: ↑Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus • Hypernyms: ↑stilt, ↑stiltbird, ↑longlegs, ↑long legs, ↑stilt… …   Useful english dictionary

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