Shadbird
Shadbird Shad"bird` (sh[a^]d"b[~e]rd), n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American, or Wilson's, snipe. See under {Snipe}. So called because it appears at the same time as the shad. (b) The common European sandpiper. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • shadbird — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. dialect England : the common sandpiper 2. dialect : wilson s snipe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shad-spirit — Shad spir it, n. See {Shadbird} (a) [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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