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shorebird

[shawr-burd, shohr-] /ˈʃɔrˌbɜrd, ˈʃoʊr-/
noun
1.
a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; shore1 + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for shore bird

shore bird

noun
1.
any of various birds that live close to water, esp any bird of the families Charadriidae or Scolopacidae (plovers, sandpipers, etc) Also called (Brit) wader
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