shorebird

noun shore·bird \ ˈshȯr-ˌbərd \

Definition of shorebird

:any of a suborder (Charadrii) of birds (such as a plover or sandpiper) that frequent the seashore

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First Known Use of shorebird

circa 1672


SHOREBIRD Defined for Kids

shorebird

noun shore·bird \ ˈshȯr-ˌbərd \

Definition of shorebird for Students

:a bird (as a plover or sandpiper) that frequents the seashore

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