wading bird


Definition of wading bird

: any of an order (Ciconiiformes) of long-legged birds (such as herons, bitterns, storks, and ibises) that wade in water in search of food

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For example, one of the most distinctive features of a bird is its beak, but fossil records show that dinosaurs definitely had snouts with razor sharp teeth. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The Real Science of Bringing Back the Dinosaurs," 20 June 2018 But even if civilization is improving from a birds-eye view over the long-term, things can get still worse for many years in the short-term, right? Emma Seppälä, Washington Post, "A Harvard professor explains why the world is actually becoming a much better place," 13 Feb. 2018 In Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird with regenerative powers that has come to symbolize rebirth and ascendance from the ashes of the past. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "San Lorenzo High, months after scrapping Rebel Guy, still seeking mascot," 12 Feb. 2018 The artwork for the play has also been released, featuring a small boy (who looks just like Albus) sitting in a bird's nest with black wings. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "STOP EVERYTHING: The "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Plot is Finally Here!," 23 Oct. 2015 Gigi Hadid attended Taylor Swift’s costume party in a sassy Mary Poppins get-up with a hat adorned with cherries and an umbrella with a bird handle. Vogue, "The Best New Year’s Eve Looks: Gigi Hadid As Mary Poppins, Kylie Jenner’s Halter Dress," 1 Jan. 2019 By December, one in 10 Tel Avivians had rented a Bird e-scooter, according to the company — many of them riding on the Sabbath when public transportation is shuttered from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday. Jason Bellini And, WSJ, "Electric Scooters: Israel’s Two-Wheeled Solution to Traffic and Sabbath," 20 Dec. 2018 One side is a human head and the other side is an eagle, a bird that Republicans are okay killing. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why You Need to Vote—Even If You Don't Want To," 3 Nov. 2018 There is no physical property of any one wire, nothing that the closest scrutiny could discover, that will reveal how a bird could be inhibited or harmed by it except in the most accidental way. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the chilling power of sexual violence," 3 Oct. 2018

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wading bird was in 1840

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English Language Learners Definition of wading bird

: a bird with long legs (such as a heron) that finds its food in water

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: a bird (as a heron) with long legs that wades in water in search of food

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