oyster catcher

oystercatcher

[oi-ster-kach-er]
noun
any of several long-billed wading birds of the genus Haematopus that have chiefly black-and-white plumage and that feed on oysters, clams, mussels, etc.
Also, oyster catcher.


Origin:
1725–35, Americanism; oyster + catcher

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oystercatcher (ˈɔɪstəˌkætʃə)
 
n
any shore bird of the genus Haematopus and family Haematopodidae, having a black or black-and-white plumage and a long stout laterally compressed red bill

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