Origin of avocetFrench avocette from Italian avocetta
any of a genus (Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae) of long-legged shorebirds with webbed feet and a slender bill that curves upward
Any of several long-legged shorebirds of the genus Recurvirostra, characterized by a long, slender, upturned beak.
Origin of avocetFrench avocette from New Latin avocetta misspelling of avosetta from Italian from Venetian probably from Vulgar Latin avis sitta Latin avis bird ; see awi- in Indo-European roots.Greek sittē a kind of woodpecker or nuthatch (probably of onomatopoeic origin and imitative of the bird's sound)
- The shelter is at 1411 Main Street, N.W., in between Avocet street and Crane Street.
- On the plains a few waders breed, as the avocet, western willet and longbilled curlew; but most are birds of passage.