limicoline bird

noun
any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Syn: ↑shorebird, ↑shore bird
Hypernyms: ↑wading bird, ↑wader
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Charadrii, ↑suborder Charadrii

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