oystercatcher

noun oys·ter·catch·er \ ˈȯi-stər-ˌka-chər , -ˌke- \

Definition of oystercatcher

: any of a family (Haematopodidae containing a single genus Haematopus) of wading birds that have stout legs, a heavy wedge-shaped bill, and often black-and-white plumage

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1731

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