n. Any of various small wading birds of the family Scolopacidae.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidæ.
n. A small lamprey eel; the pride.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. A small wading bird that runs along the sand and utters a piping note; a sand-lark, sand-plover, or sand-snipe.
n. A fish, the pride.
n. Of Pennant, the green sandpiper: called Tringa littorea by Linnæus, and Mr. Oldham's white heron by Albin.
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n. any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
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