Definition of semipalmated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈpalˌmātid/ /-ˈpä(l)-/ /ˌsemˌī-/


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.

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Syllabification: sem·i·pal·mat·ed

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