Avocet
Avocet Av"o*cet, Avoset Av"o*set ([a^]v"[-o]*s[e^]t), n. [F. avocette: cf. It. avosetta, Sp. avoceta.] (Zo["o]l.) A grallatorial bird, of the genus {Recurvirostra}; the scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip. The American species is {Recurvirostra Americana}. [Written also {avocette}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • avocet — ► NOUN ▪ a long legged wading bird with an upturned bill. ORIGIN French …   English terms dictionary

  • avocet — [av′ə set΄] n. [Fr avocette < It avocetta] any of a genus (Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae) of long legged shorebirds with webbed feet and a slender bill that curves upward …   English World dictionary

  • Avocet — Taxobox name = Avocets image width = 250px image caption = Pied Avocet ( Recurvirostra avosetta ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Recurvirostridae genus = Recurvirostra genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • avocet — /av euh set /, n. any of several long legged, web footed shorebirds constituting the genus Recurvirostra, having a long, slender, upward curving bill. [1760 70; < F avocette, prob. erroneous sp. for NL avosetta < It < Upper It ( < Venetian)] * *… …   Universalium

  • avocet — /ˈævəsɛt/ (say avuhset) noun any of several long legged, web footed shorebirds constituting the genus Recurvirostra, having a long, slender beak curving upwards towards the end, as the red necked avocet. Also, avoset. {French avocette, from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Avocet — avocetė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Recurvirostra avosetta angl. Avocet vok. Säbelschnäbler …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • avocet — tikrosios avocetės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Recurvirostra angl. avocet vok. Säbelschnäbler, m rus. шилоклювка, f pranc. avocette, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – avocetiniai siauresnis terminas – amerikinė avocetė… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • avocet — noun Etymology: French & Italian; French avocette, from Italian avocetta Date: 1766 any of a genus (Recurvirostra) of rather large long legged shorebirds with webbed feet and slender upward curving bill …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avocet — noun /ˈævəʊsɛt/lang=en Any of four species of wading birds in the genus Recurvirostra, of the family Recurvirostridae, with long, slender recurved bills, long legs, and webbed feet …   Wiktionary

  • avocet — long legged wading bird with upward curving bill Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

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