[ yel-oh-legz ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌlɛgz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
either of two American shorebirds having yellow legs, Tringa melanoleuca(greater yellowlegs ) or T. flavipes(lesser yellowlegs ).
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How to use yellowlegs in a sentence
The Greater Yellowlegs is an uncommon spring and probably fall migrant in Coahuila.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico|Emil K. Urban
The Eskimo curlew is decreasing to the danger point, and the Yellowlegs is following.Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|William Wood
Thereupon Dame Yellowlegs stepped out, and began to pose most gracefully.
British Dictionary definitions for yellowlegs
/ (ˈjɛləʊˌlɛɡz) /
(functioning as singular) either of two North American sandpipers, Tringa melanoleuca (or Totanus melanoleucus) (greater yellowlegs) or T. flavipes (lesser yellowlegs), having bright yellow legs
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