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woodcock

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noun wood·cock \ˈwu̇d-ˌkäk\

Simple Definition of woodcock

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

Full Definition of woodcock

plural woodcocks

  1. 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. 2 [from the ease with which the woodcock is snared] archaic :  simpleton



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