woodcock

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noun wood·cock \ˈwu̇d-ˌkäk\

Definition of woodcock

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woodcocks

  1. 1 or plural woodcock :  a widespread Old World woodland game bird (Scolopax rusticola) of the sandpiper family that has a long bill and large eyes; also :  a smaller related woodland game bird (S. minor syn. Philohela minor) of eastern North America

  2. 2 [from the ease with which the woodcock is snared] archaic :  simpleton

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of woodcock

before 12th century


WOODCOCK Defined for English Language Learners

woodcock

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noun wood·cock \ˈwu̇d-ˌkäk\

Definition of woodcock for English Language Learners

  • : a brown bird that has a short neck and long bill and that is often hunted


WOODCOCK Defined for Kids

woodcock

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noun wood·cock \ˈwu̇d-ˌkäk\

Definition of woodcock for Students

  1. :  a brownish bird that has a long bill and feeds chiefly on earthworms


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