surf·​bird ˈsərf-ˌbərd How to pronounce surfbird (audio)
: a shorebird (Aphriza virgata) of the sandpiper family that occurs along the Pacific coasts of America and has a black-tipped white tail

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surfbird was in 1839

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“Surfbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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