willet
noun (plural willets; also willet) Etymology: imitative Date: 1791 a large American shorebird (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) of the sandpiper family that resembles the greater yellowlegs but has a thicker bill and gray legs and that displays a black-and-white wing pattern when in flight

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  • Willet — Wil let, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large North American snipe ({Symphemia semipalmata}); called also {pill willet}, {will willet}, {semipalmated tattler}, or {snipe}, {duck snipe}, and {stone curlew}. [1913 Webster] {Carolina willet}, the Hudsonian godwit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Willet — ist der Name dreier Ortschaften in den Vereinigten Staaten: Willet (Mississippi), eine Ortschaft im Washington County, im US Bundesstaat Mississippi Willet (New York), eine Ortschaft im Cortland County, im US Bundesstaat New York Willet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • willet — ☆ willet [wil′it ] n. pl. willets or willet [echoic of its cry] a large, gray and white, long legged shorebird (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) of the same family (Scolopacidae) as snipe and sandpipers, living along shallow shores, marshes, etc. of… …   English World dictionary

  • Willet — Taxobox name = Willet status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 256px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Scolopacidae genus = Tringa species = T. semipalmata species authority = binomial …   Wikipedia

  • willet — /wil it/, n., pl. willets, (esp. collectively) willet. a large, eastern North American shorebird, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, having a striking black and white wing pattern. [1700 10, Amer.; short for pill will willet, conventional imit. of its… …   Universalium

  • willet — [ wɪlɪt] noun (plural same or willets) a large North American sandpiper. [Catoptrophorus semipalmatus.] Origin C19: imitative of its call, pill will willet …   English new terms dictionary

  • willet — wil•let [[t]ˈwɪl ɪt[/t]] n. pl. lets, (esp. collectively) let. orn a large North American sandpiper, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, with a striking black and white wing pattern • Etymology: 1700–10, amer.; short for pill will willet, conventional… …   From formal English to slang

  • willet — /ˈwɪlət/ (say wiluht) noun a large North American semipalmate shorebird, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, with striking black and white wing pattern. {shortened form of pill will willet, imitative of cry of bird} …   Australian English dictionary

  • willet — didžiasnapiai tilvikai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Catoptrophorus angl. willet vok. Schlammtreter, m rus. перепончатопалый улит, m pranc. chevalier semipalmé, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tulikai siauresnis terminas …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • willet — didžiasnapis tilvikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Catoptrophorus semipalmatus angl. willet vok. Schlammtreter, m rus. перепончатопалый улит, m pranc. chevalier semipalmé, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didžiasnapiai… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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