greenshank

noun
green·​shank | \ ˈgrēn-ˌshaŋk How to pronounce greenshank (audio) \

Definition of greenshank

: an Old World sandpiper (Tringa nebularia) with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill

First Known Use of greenshank

1766, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenshank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenshank. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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