spotted sandpiper


noun

a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, that has brownish-gray upper parts and white underparts, and is spotted with black in the summer.

Nearby words

  1. spotted hyena,
  2. spotted joe-pye weed,
  3. spotted mackerel,
  4. spotted mist,
  5. spotted orchid,
  6. spotted skunk,
  7. spotted sunfish,
  8. spotted tail,
  9. spotted wilt,
  10. spotted wintergreen

Origin of spotted sandpiper

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for spotted sandpiper

spotted sandpiper

noun

a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, having a spotted breast in its breeding plumageAlso called (US): peetweet
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