Definition of greenshank in English:

Share this entry

greenshank

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēnˌSHaNGk/

noun

A large sandpiper with long, greenish legs and gray plumage, breeding in northern Eurasia and North America.
  • Genus Tringa, family Scolopacidae: two species, in particular T. nebularia
Example sentences
  • Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers.
  • An even bigger threat from the proposed wind farm is potential damage to the peatland breeding habitat of wading birds like greenshank, dunlin, and golden plover.
  • View the pools and lagoons to see migrant waders like greenshanks and spotted redshanks.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: green·shank

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.