ringneck
noun Date: 1791 a ring-necked animal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ringneck — Ring neck , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus {[AE]gialitis}, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover ({[AE]gialitis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ringneck — ☆ ringneck [riŋ′nek΄ ] n. a ring necked bird, snake, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ringneck — Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ringneck — /ˈrɪŋnɛk/ (say ringnek) noun 1. any of various birds having a ring of distinctive colour about the neck, as the ring necked pheasant, the mallard, etc. 2. → ringneck parrot. {ring1 + neck} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ringneck — /ring nek /, n. a ring necked animal. [1785 95, Amer.; RING1 + NECK] * * * …   Universalium

  • ringneck — noun Any of several unrelated birds that have a ringed neck …   Wiktionary

  • ringneck — noun a bird with a ring of colour round the neck, especially a common pheasant with a white neck ring. Derivatives ring necked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • ringneck — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a ring necked bird or animal (as a ring plover, a ring necked duck, or a ring necked pheasant) * * * /ring nek /, n. a ring necked animal. [1785 95, Amer.; RING1 + NECK] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ringneck snake — ☆ ringneck snake n. any of a genus (Diadophis) of small colubrid snakes with a yellow or orange ring around the neck, common throughout North America: also ring necked snake …   English World dictionary

  • ringneck parrot — /ˌrɪŋnɛk ˈpærət / (say .ringnek paruht) noun the endemic Australian parrot, Barnardius zonarius, mostly green and having a bright yellow collar, though colouration varies among the four subspecies. See Cloncurry parrot, mallee ringneck, Port… …   Australian English dictionary

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