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redshank

[red-shangk] /ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk/
noun
1.
an Old World sandpiper, Tringa totanus, having red legs and feet.
Origin of redshank
1515-1525
First recorded in 1515-25; red1 + shank
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British Dictionary definitions for red shank

red shank

noun
1.
an annual polygonaceous plant, Polygonum persicaria, of N temperate regions, having red stems, narrow leaves, and oblong spikes of pink flowers Also called persicaria, lady's-thumb

redshank

/ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk/
noun
1.
either of two large common European sandpipers, Tringa totanus or T. erythropus (spotted redshank), having red legs
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