upland sandpiper


noun

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

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Also called upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper.

Origin of upland sandpiper

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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