upland sandpiper
noun Date: circa 1890 a large short-billed American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) that frequents fields and prairies — called also upland plover

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  • Upland sandpiper — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upland sandpiper — ☆ upland sandpiper n. a large, short billed sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) found in the fields and uplands of the interior of North and South America: formerly called upland plover …   English World dictionary

  • Upland Sandpiper — Taxobox name = Upland Sandpiper status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Scolopacidae genus = Bartramia Lesson, 1831 species = B. longicauda… …   Wikipedia

  • upland sandpiper — bartramija statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Bartramia longicauda angl. upland sandpiper vok. Prärieläufer, m rus. бартрамия, f; длиннохвостый песочник, m pranc. maubèche des champs, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • upland sandpiper — noun large plover like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands • Syn: ↑upland plover, ↑Bartramian sandpiper, ↑Bartramia longicauda • Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper • Member Holonyms: ↑Bartramia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • upland sandpiper — a large, field inhabiting sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of eastern North America, resembling a plover: now protected and increasing in numbers. Also called upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • upland sandpiper — up′land sand′piper n. orn a short billed North American sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of grasslands and cultivated fields • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Upland — Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upland moccasin — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upland plover — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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