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redshank

[ red-shangk ]
/ ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk /
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noun

an Old World sandpiper, Tringa totanus, having red legs and feet.

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Origin of redshank

First recorded in 1515–25; red1 + shank
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British Dictionary definitions for redshank (1 of 2)

redshank
/ (ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk) /

noun

either of two large common European sandpipers, Tringa totanus or T. erythropus (spotted redshank), having red legs

British Dictionary definitions for redshank (2 of 2)

red shank

noun

an annual polygonaceous plant, Polygonum persicaria, of N temperate regions, having red stems, narrow leaves, and oblong spikes of pink flowersAlso called: persicaria, lady's-thumb
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