noun av·o·cet \ˈa-və-ˌset\

Definition of avocet

  1. :  any of a genus (Recurvirostra) of rather large long-legged shorebirds with webbed feet and slender upward-curving bill

Origin and Etymology of avocet

French & Italian; French avocette, from Italian avocetta

First Known Use: 1766

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