Shadbird

Shadbird

Shad"bird`\ (sh[a^]d"b[~e]rd), n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American, or Wilson's, snipe. See under Snipe. So called because it appears at the same time as the shad. (b) The common European sandpiper. [Prov. Eng.]
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