oystercatcher

or oys·ter catch·er

[ oi-ster-kach-er ]
/ ˈɔɪ stərˌkætʃ ər /

noun

any of several long-billed wading birds of the genus Haematopus that have chiefly black-and-white plumage and that feed on oysters, clams, mussels, etc.

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Origin of oystercatcher

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; oyster + catcher
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British Dictionary definitions for oystercatcher

oystercatcher
/ (ˈɔɪstəˌkætʃə) /

noun

any shore bird of the genus Haematopus and family Haematopodidae, having a black or black-and-white plumage and a long stout laterally compressed red bill
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