: 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
Examples of greater yellowlegs in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThese are people who can tell a greater yellowlegs from a lesser yellowlegs even when there’s only one of them.
Murr Brewster, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 2020 In Fairhaven, a lark sparrow was seen at the Fort Phoenix State Reservation, and a greater yellowlegs was seen feeding on the mudflats at Veranda Avenue.
BostonGlobe.com, 16 Dec. 2019
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