greater-yellowlegs

greater yellowlegs

noun
See under yellowlegs.

Origin:
1925–30

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yellowlegs

[yel-oh-legz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
either of two American shorebirds having yellow legs, Tringa melanoleuca (greater yellowlegs) or T. flavipes (lesser yellowlegs)

Origin:
1765–75, Americanism; yellow + legs

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yellowlegs (ˈjɛləʊˌlɛɡz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) either of two North American sandpipers, Tringa melanoleuca (or Totanus melanoleucus) (greater yellowlegs) or T. flavipes (lesser yellowlegs), having bright yellow legs

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