lesser yellowlegs
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1903 a common American marsh and shore bird (Tringa flavipes) that closely resembles the greater yellowlegs in color and markings but is smaller with a shorter more slender bill

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  • lesser yellowlegs — n. YELLOWLEGS * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser yellowlegs — n. YELLOWLEGS …   English World dictionary

  • Lesser Yellowlegs — Taxobox name = Lesser Yellowlegs status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Scolopacidae genus = Tringa species = T. flavipes binomial = Tringa… …   Wikipedia

  • lesser yellowlegs — noun a variety of yellowlegs • Syn: ↑Tringa flavipes • Hypernyms: ↑yellowlegs * * * noun plural but singular or plural in construction : a yellowlegs (Totanus flavipes or Tringa flavipes) that is about 11 inches long including the bill, is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser yellowlegs — geltonkojis tulikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tringa flavipes angl. lesser yellowlegs vok. Kleiner Gelbschenkel, m rus. желтоногий улит, m pranc. petit chevalier, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tulikai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • lesser yellowlegs. — See under yellowlegs. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • lesser yellowlegs — less′er yel′lowlegs n. orn See under yellowlegs • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • lesser yellowlegs. — See under yellowlegs. [1900 05] …   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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