redshank

[ red-shangk ]
/ ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk /

noun

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

Origin of redshank

First recorded in 1515–25; red1 + shank
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British Dictionary definitions for red shank (1 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

British Dictionary definitions for red shank (2 of 2)

redshank

/ (ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk) /

noun

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