wading bird

noun

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

First Known Use of wading bird

1840


WADING BIRD Defined for English Language Learners

wading bird

noun

Definition of wading bird for English Language Learners

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


WADING BIRD Defined for Kids

wading bird

noun

Definition of wading bird for Students

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


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