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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The promise was an end to dryness and a bulletproof solution to the conundrum of cooking a bird with both light and dark meat. Kim Severson, The Seattle Times, "The rise and fall of turkey brining — and here’s one chef’s new recipe," 20 Nov. 2018 Hitch Guidance The hitch view camera provides a birds-eye-view of your hitch and trailer, and the new backing guideline adds precision to the tedious task of placing the ball below the hitch. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The Chevy Silverado's New Towing Tech Makes Attaching a Trailer a Breeze," 20 Sep. 2018 Related stories from Sacramento Bee How to stay safe from mosquitoes The district asks people who see a bird dead for less than 24 hours to report it online on the westnile.ca.gov website or by calling 1-877-WNV-BIRD. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Vigilance urged as Sacramento region leads state in West Nile virus activity," 12 July 2018 Three batters later, Barnhart crossed home plate on a double from Suarez, who nearly hit a bird with his hit to the warning track. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Eric Thames homers again, Cincinnati Reds drop series opener to Milwaukee Brewers," 28 June 2018 Delores Chavez, who lives in south Oklahoma City, spotted a bird on her carport that somehow looked familiar. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Emotional support pigeon goes on the lam in Oklahoma wearing pink diaper," 26 June 2018 Such excitement at the arrival of this completely bald, helpless and nearly transparent little creature that in no way resembled a bird. Ernie Cowan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Seven for Seven - all the wren eggs hatch," 19 May 2018 Each of the plane’s components is subject to all sorts of abuse: for example, to test how well a jet could withstand everything from a hail storm to a bird strike, engines are pelted with a barrage of ice chunks and dead chickens. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Often Do New Airplanes Have Problems?," 2 Nov. 2018 Some people have made trailers that can attach to the back of a Bird scooter and haul things around. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Electric scooters are inspiring lazy people to get creative," 21 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of wading bird

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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Kids Definition of wading bird

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

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