upland sandpiper


noun

a large, field-inhabiting sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of eastern North America, resembling a plover: now protected and increasing in numbers.

Nearby words

  1. upjohn, richard,
  2. upkeep,
  3. upland,
  4. upland cotton,
  5. upland plover,
  6. uplift,
  7. uplifted,
  8. uplifter,
  9. uplifting,
  10. uplight

Origin of upland sandpiper

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Also called upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper.

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British Dictionary definitions for upland plover

upland plover

upland sandpiper

noun

an American sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, with a short slender bill and long tail
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