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oystercatcher

or oyster catcher

[oi-ster-kach-er] /ˈɔɪ stərˌkætʃ ər/
noun
1.
any of several long-billed wading birds of the genus Haematopus that have chiefly black-and-white plumage and that feed on oysters, clams, mussels, etc.
Origin of oystercatcher
1725-1735
An Americanism dating back to 1725-35; oyster + catcher
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oystercatcher

/ˈɔɪstəˌkætʃə/
noun
1.
any shore bird of the genus Haematopus and family Haematopodidae, having a black or black-and-white plumage and a long stout laterally compressed red bill
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