wading bird

noun

Definition of wading bird

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

1840

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

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wading bird? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!