Yellowlegs meaning

yĕl'ō-lĕgz'
Either of two shorebirds (Tringa melanoleuca or T. flavipes) found throughout the Americas and having long yellow legs and a narrow bill.
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Either of two large, gray-and-white sandpipers, the greater yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) or the lesser yellowlegs (T. flavipes), having long, yellow legs, found in North and South America.
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Either of two birds in the genus Tringa, with yellow legs.
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Origin of yellowlegs