redshank

noun

red·​shank ˈred-ˌshaŋk How to pronounce redshank (audio)
: a common Old World sandpiper (Tringa totanus) with pale red legs and feet

Examples of redshank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In April, a common redshank that the BNHS team had banded in 2018 was spotted in Russia. Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1525, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redshank was in 1525

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“Redshank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redshank. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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