A large grayish sandpiper (Tringa semipalmata) of the Americas whose wings show a black and white pattern when the bird is in flight.
A large, gray-and-white, long-legged shorebird (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) of the same family (Scolopacidae) as snipe and sandpipers, living along shallow shores, marshes, etc. of North and South America.
Tringa semipalmata or Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, a large shorebird.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Will.
Willet Sentence Examples
He edited the earlier volumes of a Bibelwerk (19 vols., 1749-70) which was designed as an adaptation for German readers of the exegetical works of Andrew Willet, Henry Ainsworth, Symon Patrick, Matthew Poole, Matthew Henry and others.
On the plains a few waders breed, as the avocet, western willet and longbilled curlew; but most are birds of passage.
Much of the confusion in the names of plants has doubtless arisen from the vague use of the French terms giroflee, willet and violette, which were all applied to flowers of the pink tribe, but in England were subsequently extended and finally restricted to very different plants.
Despite the lack of enthusiasm, Willet lobbied for time change until his death in 1915.