Semipalmate
Semipalmate Sem`i*pal"mate, Semipalmated Sem`i*pal"ma*ted, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the anterior toes joined only part way down with a web; half-webbed; as, a semipalmate bird or foot. See Illust. k under {Aves}. [1913 Webster]

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  • semipalmate — [sem΄i pal′māt΄] adj. with only a partial webbing of the anterior toes, as in some shorebirds: also semipalmated semipalmation n …   English World dictionary

  • semipalmate — /sem ee pal mayt, mit, pahl , pah mayt, sem uy /, adj. partially or imperfectly palmate, as a bird s foot; half webbed. Also, semipalmated. [1775 85; SEMI + PALMATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • semipalmate — semi·palmate …   English syllables

  • semipalmate — /sɛmiˈpælmeɪt/ (say semee palmayt) adjective partially or imperfectly palmate as the feet of some wading birds; half webbed. Also, semipalmated …   Australian English dictionary

  • semipalmate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Semipalmated — Semipalmate Sem i*pal mate, Semipalmated Sem i*pal ma*ted, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the anterior toes joined only part way down with a web; half webbed; as, a semipalmate bird or foot. See Illust. k under {Aves}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semipalmated plover — noun : a small ring plover (Charadrius hiaticula semipalmatus) breeding in arctic America and migrating to So. America that is similar to the common ring plover of Europe but has semipalmate feet * * * a New World plover, Charadrius semipalmatus …   Useful english dictionary

  • semipalmated sandpiper — noun : a small widely distributed American sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus) slightly larger than the least sandpiper and having semipalmate feet * * * a common North American sandpiper, Calidris pusillus, having semipalmate feet. [1800 10, Amer.] * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sem|i|pal|mat|ed — «SEHM ee PAL may tihd», adjective. = semipalmate. (Cf. ↑semipalmate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fissipalmate — Fis si*pal mate, a. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + palma palm.] (Zo[ o]l.) Semipalmate and loboped, as a grebe s foot. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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