painted snipe


either of two snipelike birds of the family Rostratulidae, of South America and the Old World tropics, the female of which is larger and more brightly colored than the male.

Nearby words

  1. painted cup,
  2. painted desert,
  3. painted greenling,
  4. painted horse,
  5. painted lady,
  6. painted tongue,
  7. painted trillium,
  8. painted turtle,
  9. painted woman,
  10. painter

Origin of painted snipe

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019