Baird's sandpiper

noun

: a small migratory sandpiper (Erolia bairdii) chiefly of western North America that breeds in the arctic tundras and winters in South America and is mottled buff and gray with a dark rump and a short slender bill

Word History

Etymology

after Spencer F. Baird †1887 American zoologist

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baird's sandpiper was in 1889

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“Baird's sandpiper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baird%27s%20sandpiper. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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