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upland sandpiper

noun
1.
a large, field-inhabiting sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of eastern North America, resembling a plover: now protected and increasing in numbers.
Also called upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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upland plover

noun
1.
an American sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, with a short slender bill and long tail
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