Red-knot definition

A sandpiper (Calidris canutus) with gray and dark red plumage that breeds in Arctic regions and makes very long migrations.
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Calidris canutus, a species of wading bird.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
red-knot
Plural:
red knots

Origin of red-knot

  • From knot

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