wading bird


wading bird

noun

: a bird with long legs (such as a heron) that finds its food in water

Full Definition of WADING BIRD

:  any of an order (Ciconiiformes) of long-legged birds (as herons, bitterns, storks, and ibises) that wade in water in search of food

First Known Use of WADING BIRD

1840

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