semi·​pal·​mat·​ed | \ ˌse-mē-ˈpal-ˌmā-təd How to pronounce semipalmated (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˈpäl-, -ˈpä- \

Definition of semipalmated

: having the toes joined only part way down with a web a plover with semipalmated feet

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Recent Examples on the Web Reports from South Monomoy in Chatham included 25 blue-winged teal, 4 Northern pintails, 4 stilt sandpipers, 2 pectoral sandpipers, 27 white-rumped sandpipers, and 1,670 semipalmated sandpipers., "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of semipalmated

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Semipalmated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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