ruddy turnstone


a common shorebird, Arenaria interpres, of the New and Old World arctic, wintering south to southern South America and Australia and having striking reddish-brown, black, and white plumage.

Nearby words

  1. ruddle,
  2. ruddleman,
  3. ruddock,
  4. ruddy,
  5. ruddy duck,
  6. rude,
  7. rude awakening,
  8. rude, françois,
  9. rudely,
  10. ruderal

Origin of ruddy turnstone

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called turnstone. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019