American oystercatcher

noun

: oystercatcher sense a
On a spit of sand off one of the islands were about two dozen American oystercatchers, driven from coastlines to islands in search of the deserted beaches they need for nesting. Susan M. Green, Tampa (Florida) Tribune, 3 Nov. 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American oystercatcher was in 1835

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“American oystercatcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20oystercatcher. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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