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Bartramian sandpiper

[bahr-trey-mee-uh n] /bɑrˈtreɪ mi ən/
noun
Origin of Bartramian sandpiper
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; named after John Bartram; see -ian
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  • The Bartramian sandpiper even now is a great factor each summer in checking the increasing locusts on our prairies.

  • Greater yellow-leg is much scarcer than formerly, also Bartramian sandpiper.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday

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