greenshank

[ green-shangk ]
/ ˈgrinˌʃæŋk /

noun

an Old World shore bird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs.

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Origin of greenshank

First recorded in 1760–70; green + shank
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British Dictionary definitions for greenshank

greenshank
/ (ˈɡriːnˌʃæŋk) /

noun

a large European sandpiper, Tringa nebularia, with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill
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