red shank

redshank

[red-shangk]
noun
an Old World sandpiper, Tringa totanus, having red legs and feet.

Origin:
1515–25; red1 + shank

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redshank (ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk)
 
n
either of two large common European sandpipers, Tringa totanus or T. erythropus (spotted redshank), having red legs

red shank
 
n
persicaria, Also called: lady's-thumb an annual polygonaceous plant, Polygonum persicaria, of N temperate regions, having red stems, narrow leaves, and oblong spikes of pink flowers

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