semipalmated

adjective
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

Examples of semipalmated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Northfield, five semipalmated plovers were recorded, and in Ashfield, a family of four sandhill cranes continued to be regularly observed. BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2021 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. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of semipalmated

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Semipalmated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semipalmated. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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