Bartramian sandpiper
Upland Up"land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2] `` The race of upland giants.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

{Upland moccasin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Moccasin}.

{Upland sandpiper}, or {Upland plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda}) much valued as a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields and uplands. Called also {Bartramian sandpiper}, {Bartram's tattler}, {field plover}, {grass plover}, {highland plover}, {hillbird}, {humility}, {prairie plover}, {prairie pigeon}, {prairie snipe}, {papabote}, {quaily}, and {uplander}.

{Upland sumach} (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus Rhus ({Rhus glabra}), used in tanning and dyeing. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bartramian sandpiper — noun large plover like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands • Syn: ↑upland sandpiper, ↑upland plover, ↑Bartramia longicauda • Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper • Member Holonyms: ↑Bartramia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bartramian sandpiper — /bahr tray mee euhn/. See upland sandpiper. [1805 15, Amer.; named after John BARTRAM; see IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sandpiper — Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important North… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bartramian plover — noun see bartramian sandpiper …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curlew sandpiper — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilt sandpiper — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upland sandpiper — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upland sandpiper — noun large plover like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands • Syn: ↑upland plover, ↑Bartramian sandpiper, ↑Bartramia longicauda • Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper • Member Holonyms: ↑Bartramia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • upland sandpiper — 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. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Actitis hypoleucus — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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