Temminck's stint

Tem·​minck's stint | \ ˈtemiŋks- \

Definition of Temminck's stint

: a very small Old World sandpiper (Pisobia temminckii or Calidris temminckii) that is largely gray with sparse white markings on wings and tail

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History and Etymology for Temminck's stint

after Conrad J. Temminck †1858 Dutch naturalist

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“Temminck's stint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Temminck%27s%20stint. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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