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woodcock

noun wood·cock \ˈwd-ˌkäk\

: a brown bird that has a short neck and long bill and that is often hunted

plural woodcocks

Full Definition of WOODCOCK

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

First Known Use of WOODCOCK

before 12th century

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