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willet

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noun wil·let \ˈwi-lət\

Definition of willet

plural willets also willet

  1. :  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



Origin of willet

imitative


First Known Use: 1791

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