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woodcock

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdkɒk
 
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Definition of woodcock in English:

noun (plural same)

A woodland bird of the sandpiper family, with a long bill, brown camouflaged plumage, and a distinctive display flight.
Example sentences
  • On the one hand, you have the uplands: home to the ruffed grouse and the woodcock, the ringneck pheasant, the bobwhite quail, and just possibly sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge, too.
  • And I was not wrong; wild boar, stag, chamois, deer, and other ‘trophy animals’ are all to be found in Bulgaria's rich and varied countryside, along with birds such as partridge, woodcock, pheasant and quail.
  • The 16 paintings in the British Birds in Watercolour exhibition at Nunnington were completed over the past year and feature game birds grouse, partridge and woodcock as well as kingfisher, robin, whitethroat and tawny owl.

Words that rhyme with woodcock

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