sanderling

noun
sand·​er·​ling | \ ˈsan-dər-liŋ How to pronounce sanderling (audio) \

Definition of sanderling

: a small widely distributed sandpiper (Calidris alba) with pale gray and white plumage in winter

First Known Use of sanderling

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sanderling

sand + -erling, perhaps from Old English yrthling, kind of bird found in fields, literally, plowman, from yrth, earth plowing, from erian to plow — more at arable

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