dowitcher
noun (plural dowitchers; also dowitcher) Etymology: probably of Iroquoian origin; akin to Oneida tawístawis dowitcher Date: 1841 any of several long-billed wading birds (especially Limnodromus griseus and L. scolopaceus of the family Scolopacidae) related to the sandpipers

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  • dowitcher — ☆ dowitcher [dou′ich ər ] n. pl. dowitchers or dowitcher [< AmInd (Iroquoian) native name] a medium sized, long legged, long billed snipe (genus Limnodromus) of North America and Asia …   English World dictionary

  • Dowitcher — Dow itch*er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The red breasted or gray snipe ({Macrorhamphus griseus}); called also {brownback}, and {grayback}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dowitcher — Dowitchers Long billed Dowitcher Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • dowitcher — /dow ich euhr/, n. any of several long billed, snipelike shore birds of North America and Asia, esp. Limnodromus griseus. [1835 45, Amer.; perh. < N Iroquoian; cf. Mohawk tawístawis snipe] * * * ▪ bird  any of three species of shorebirds… …   Universalium

  • dowitcher — /ˈdaʊwɪtʃə/ (say dowichuh) noun any of various wading birds of the genus Limnodromus, as the Asian dowitcher, L. semipalmatus, a vagrant to northern Australia. {? Iroquoian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dowitcher — dumbliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Limnodromus angl. dowitcher vok. Schlammläufer, m rus. бекасовидный веретенник, m pranc. limnodrome, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – perkūno oželiai siauresnis terminas – amerikinis …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • dowitcher — noun /ˈdaʊɪtʃɜ/lang=en Any of three long legged and long billed migratory wading birds in the genus Limnodromus of the family Scolopacidae …   Wiktionary

  • dowitcher — long billed North American wading bird Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dowitcher — n. type of bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dowitcher — [ daʊɪtʃə] noun a large North American sandpiper with a long straight bill. [Genus Limnodromus: two species.] Origin C19: from Iroquoian …   English new terms dictionary

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