Definition of greater yellowlegs

: a common North American bird (Tringa melanoleuca) of marsh and shore that is largely gray above and white below with black or dark gray flecks and yellow legs — compare lesser yellowlegs

First Known Use of greater yellowlegs

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greater yellowlegs was circa 1909

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“Greater yellowlegs.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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