Definition of American avocet
: an avocet (Recurvirostra americana) of North America that has black-and-white stripes on the back and wings, white underparts, and light blue legs American avocets forage in shallow water with graceful sweeps of upturned bills. — Chris Dietel, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 July 1990 —called also bluestocking
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