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 Dictionary entry overview: What does limicoline bird mean? 

  The noun LIMICOLINE BIRD has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

  Familiarity information: LIMICOLINE BIRD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1limicoline bird [BACK TO TOP]


Any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

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Nouns denoting animals


limicoline bird; shore bird; shorebird

Hypernyms ("limicoline bird" is a kind of...):

wader; wading bird (any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "limicoline bird"):

Burhinus oedicnemus; stone curlew; thick-knee (large-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint)

courser (swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles)

glareole; pratincole (Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers)

phalarope (small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the arctic and winter in the tropics)

oyster catcher; oystercatcher (black-and-white shorebird with stout legs and bill; feed on oysters etc.)

avocet (long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill)

Australian stilt; stilt (long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia)

Himantopus stilt; long-legs; longlegs; stilt; stilt plover; stiltbird (long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons)

godwit (large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill)

curlew (large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill)

snipe (Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks)

woodcock (game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe)

Aphriza virgata; surfbird (sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America)

sandpiper (any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers)

plover (any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers)

Holonyms ("limicoline bird" is a member of...):

Charadrii; suborder Charadrii (shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews)

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