limicoline

limicoline

[lahy-mik-uh-lahyn, -lin]
adjective
shore-inhabiting; of or pertaining to numerous birds of the families Charadriidae, comprising the plovers, and Scolopacidae, comprising the sandpipers.

Origin:
1870–75; < Late Latin līmicol(a) mud-dweller + -ine1; see lime1, -coline

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limicoline (laɪˈmɪkəˌlaɪn, -lɪn)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Charadrii, a suborder of birds containing the plovers, sandpipers, snipes, oystercatchers, avocets, etc
 
[C19: from New Latin Limicolae former name of order, from Latin līmus mud + colere to inhabit]

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