woodcock
noun (plural woodcocks) Date: before 12th century 1. or plural woodcock a widespread Old World woodland game bird (Scolopax rusticola) of the sandpiper family that has a long bill and large eyes; also a smaller related woodland game bird (S. minor syn. Philohela minor) of eastern North America 2. [from the ease with which the woodcock is snared] archaic simpleton

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  • Woodcock — Wood cock , n. [AS. wuducoc.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of long billed limicoline birds belonging to the genera {Scolopax} and {Philohela}. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits, and are highly esteemed as game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Woodcock — Borough de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Woodcock — Woodcock, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 146 Housing Units (2000): 57 Land area (2000): 0.561118 sq. miles (1.453290 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.561118 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • woodcock — [wood′käk΄] n. pl. woodcocks or woodcock [ME wodekoc < OE wuducoc < wudu,WOOD1 + coc, a COCK1] 1. a migratory European shorebird (Scolopax rusticola) with short legs and a long bill, of the same family (Scolopacidae) as snipe: it is hunted… …   English World dictionary

  • woodcock — O.E. wuducoc, from wudu wood (n.) + coc cock …   Etymology dictionary

  • woodcock — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a long billed woodland bird of the sandpiper family, with brown plumage …   English terms dictionary

  • Woodcock — Taxobox name = Woodcock image width = 250px image caption = American Woodcock regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Scolopacidae genus = Scolopax genus authority = Linnaeus, 1758 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • woodcock — /wood kok /, n., pl. woodcocks, (esp. collectively) woodcock for 1, 2. 1. either of two plump, short legged migratory game birds of variegated brown plumage, the Eurasian Scolopax rusticola and the smaller American Philohela minor. 2. any of… …   Universalium

  • Woodcock — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, the surname may be a nickname for a naive person, from the Middle English woodcock , a compound of the Olde English pre 7th Century wude , wood, and cocc ,… …   Surnames reference

  • woodcock — [[t]w ʊdkɒk[/t]] N COUNT (The plural can be either woodcocks or woodcock.) A woodcock is a small brown bird with a long beak. Woodcock are sometimes shot for sport or food …   English dictionary

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