Bartramian sandpiper

[ bahr-trey-mee-uhn ]
/ bɑrˈtreɪ mi ən /

noun

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Origin of Bartramian sandpiper

1805–15, Americanism; named after John Bartram; see -ian

Words nearby Bartramian sandpiper

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