Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a large, grayish-brown, American sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) with a streaked breast, white belly, and yellow legs
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A New World sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) with brownish streaks on the upper part of the breast. The male inflates its breast during courtship.