green shank

greenshank

[green-shangk]
noun
an Old World shore bird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs.

Origin:
1760–70; green + shank

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greenshank (ˈɡriːnˌʃæŋk)
 
n
a large European sandpiper, Tringa nebularia, with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill

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