- an Old World sandpiper, Tringa totanus, having red legs and feet.
Origin of redshank
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- 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
- either of two large common European sandpipers, Tringa totanus or T. erythropus (spotted redshank), having red legs
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