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upland sandpiper

noun
1.
a large, field-inhabiting sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of eastern North America, resembling a plover: now protected and increasing in numbers.
Also called upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper.
Origin of upland sandpiper
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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