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surfbird

[surf-burd] /ˈsɜrfˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
a sandpiperlike shorebird, Aphriza virgata, of the Pacific coast, breeding in Alaska and wintering in South America.
Origin of surfbird
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; surf + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for surfbird

surfbird

/ˈsɜːfˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
an American shore bird, Aphriza virgata, having a spotted plumage, with a black and white tail: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
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