sand-piper

sandpiper

[sand-pahy-per]
noun
any of numerous shore-inhabiting birds of the family Scolopacidae, related to the plovers, typically having a slender bill and a piping call.

Origin:
1665–75; sand + piper

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sandpiper (ˈsændˌpaɪpə)
 
n
1.  any of numerous N hemisphere shore birds of the genera Tringa, Calidris, etc, typically having a long slender bill and legs and cryptic plumage: family Scolopacidae, order Charadriiformes
2.  any other bird of the family Scolopacidae, which includes snipes and woodcocks

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