• WordNet 3.6
    • n Calidris a genus of Scolopacidae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calidris [l. c] An old name of sundry small spotted wading birds of Europe, of the family Scolopacidæ. See Arenaria.
    • n calidris A genus of sandpipers (Brisson, 1760), with the knot, Tringa canutus, as the type.
    • n calidris [l. c] The specific name (Linnæus, 1766) of the spotted redshank, Totanus calidris.
    • n calidris 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 calidris [lowercase] The specific name of the sanderling with those who call the bird Arenaria calidris.
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In literature:

A. T. calidris, Linn.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss