wading bird

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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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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

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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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