Definition of semipalmated in English:

Share this entry

semipalmated

Pronunciation: /ˌsɛmɪpalˈmeɪtɪd/

adjective

Used in names of wading birds that have toes webbed for part of their length, e.g. semipalmated sandpiper.
Example sentences
  • The stress response of the spring migrating semipalmated plovers, an Arctic breeding species, varied between two years.
  • The town had fewest species, but many of these showed larger numbers here than in the other ecosystems, e.g., semipalmated sandpipers, horned larks, savannah sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and Lapland longspurs.
  • While some species breeding there are well within their known breeding range, others, such as the white-rumped sandpiper, semipalmated sandpiper, and sanderling, are at the northern limit.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: semi|palm¦ated

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.