yellowlegs

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellowlegs either of two North American shorebird with yellow legs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yellowlegs (Zoöl) Any one of several species of long-legged sandpipers of the genus Totanus, in which the legs are bright yellow; -- called also stone snipe tattler telltale yellowshanks; and yellowshins. See Tattler, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

Together with a yellowlegs George had shot, it seasoned a pot of pea soup.
"The Lure of the Labrador Wild" by Dillon Wallace
The Eskimo curlew is decreasing to the danger point, and the Yellowlegs is following.
"Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador" by William Wood
The Greater Yellowlegs is an uncommon spring and probably fall migrant in Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
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In news:

A Greater Yellowlegs high steps through the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge near the airport dike trail on Tuesday.
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