greenshank
noun Date: 1766 an Old World sandpiper (Tringa nebularia) with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill

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  • Greenshank — Green shank , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A European sandpiper or snipe ({Totanus canescens}); called also {greater plover}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greenshank — [grēn′shaŋk΄] n. a European sandpiper (Tringa nebularia) with greenish legs …   English World dictionary

  • Greenshank — Taxobox name = Greenshank status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Juvenile Greenshank regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Scolopacidae genus = Tringa species = T. nebularia binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • greenshank — /green shangk /, n. an Old World shore bird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs. [1760 70; GREEN + SHANK] * * * ▪ bird       (species Tringa nebularia), Old World shorebird of the family Scolopacidae (order Charadriiformes). Greenshanks are gray …   Universalium

  • greenshank — noun A wading bird, Tringa nebularia, that has long greenish legs and is native to Eurasia …   Wiktionary

  • greenshank — noun a large grey and white sandpiper with long greenish legs. [Tringa nebularia.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • greenshank — green•shank [[t]ˈgrinˌʃæŋk[/t]] n. orn an Old World shorebird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs and a long upcurving bill • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • greenshank — /ˈgrinʃæŋk / (say greenshangk) noun a sandpiper with greenish legs, Tringa nebularia, which breeds in Eurasia and appears in Australia as a migrant …   Australian English dictionary

  • greenshank — n. a large sandpiper, Tringa nebularia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common Greenshank — Greenshank Laem Phak Bia, Phetchaburi, Thailand Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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