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yellowlegs

Line breaks: yellow|legs
Pronunciation: /ˈjɛlə(ʊ)lɛɡz
 
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Definition of yellowlegs in English:

noun (plural same)

A migratory sandpiper that resembles the greenshank but has yellowish legs, breeding in northern Canada.
  • Genus Tringa, family Scolopacidae: two species, the greater yellowlegs (T. melanoleuca) and the lesser yellowlegs (T. flavipes)
Example sentences
  • In November, away from our yards, along our coasts, only yellowlegs linger.
  • A yellowlegs flew over the pond calling loudly.
  • In autumn its mudflats host migrant shorebirds including plovers, yellowlegs, and sandpipers, and warblers are common in woodlands at both ends of the pond.

Words that rhyme with yellowlegs

sheer legs

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