pressiroster

Pressiroster

Pres`si*ros"ter\, n. [L. presssus pressed (p. p. of premere) + rostrum beak: cf. F. pressirostre. See 4th Press.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a tribe of wading birds (Pressirostres) including those which have a compressed beak, as the plovers.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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