greater yellowlegs
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1909 a common North American bird of marsh and shore (Tringa melanoleuca) that is largely gray above and white below with black or dark gray flecks and yellow legs — compare lesser yellowlegs

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  • greater yellowlegs — n. see YELLOWLEGS * * * …   Universalium

  • greater yellowlegs — n. see YELLOWLEGS …   English World dictionary

  • Greater Yellowlegs — Taxobox name = Greater Yellowlegs status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2007|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=49056|title=Tringa melanoleuca|downloaded=30 July 2007 Database entry includes justification for why this… …   Wikipedia

  • greater yellowlegs — noun a variety of yellowlegs • Syn: ↑Tringa melanoleuca • Hypernyms: ↑yellowlegs * * * noun plural but singular or plural in construction : a common No. American marsh and shore bird (Tringa melanoleuca) of the family Scolopacidae largely gray… …   Useful english dictionary

  • greater yellowlegs — margasis tulikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tringa melanoleuca angl. greater yellowlegs vok. Großer Gelbschenkel, m rus. пёстрый улит, m pranc. grand chevalier, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tulikai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • greater yellowlegs. — See under yellowlegs. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • greater yellowlegs — noun A shorebird of North America characterized by its yellow legs, scientific name Tringa melanoleuca. See Also: lesser yellowlegs …   Wiktionary

  • greater yellowlegs — great′er yel′lowlegs n. orn See under yellowlegs • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • greater yellowlegs. — See under yellowlegs. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellowlegs — ☆ yellowlegs [yel′ō legz΄] n. pl. yellowlegs either of two large, gray and white sandpipers, the greater yellowlegs ( Tringa melanoleuca) or the lesser yellowlegs ( T. flavipes), having long, yellow legs, found in North and South America …   English World dictionary

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