yel·low·legs | \ˈye-lō-ˌlegz, ˈye-lə-, -ˌlāgz\

Definition of yellowlegs 

: either of two American shorebirds of the sandpiper family with yellow legs:

a : greater yellowlegs

b : lesser yellowlegs

First Known Use of yellowlegs

circa 1772, in the meaning defined above

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