green·​shank ˈgrēn-ˌshaŋk How to pronounce greenshank (audio)
: an Old World sandpiper (Tringa nebularia) with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill

Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenshank was in 1766

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“Greenshank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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