greenshank

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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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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