Avocet meaning

ăvə-sĕt
Any of several long-legged shorebirds of the genus Recurvirostra, characterized by a long, slender, upturned beak.
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Any of a genus (Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae) of long-legged shorebirds with webbed feet and a slender bill that curves upward.
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Any of four species of wading birds in the genus Recurvirostra, of the family Recurvirostridae, with long, slender recurved bills, long legs, and webbed feet.
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Origin of avocet

  • French avocette from Italian avocetta

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French avocette, from Italian avosetta.

    From Wiktionary