semipalmated

adjective

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

Etymology

semi- + palmated

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semipalmated was in 1785

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“Semipalmated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semipalmated. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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