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greenshank

[green-shangk] /ˈgrinˌʃæŋk/
noun
1.
an Old World shore bird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; green + shank
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British Dictionary definitions for green-shank

greenshank

/ˈɡriːnˌʃæŋk/
noun
1.
a large European sandpiper, Tringa nebularia, with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill
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Encyclopedia Article for green-shank

greenshank

(species Tringa nebularia), Old World shorebird of the family Scolopacidae (order Charadriiformes). Greenshanks are gray birds with greenish legs and a white rump. Rather slender, about 30 cm (12 inches) long, they are deep waders and have a long, slightly upturned bill.

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