Share this entry
semipalmated Syllabification: sem·i·pal·mat·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈpalˌmātid/ /-ˈpä(l)-/ /ˌsemˌī-/

Definition of semipalmated in English:


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.
Definition of semipalmated in:
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.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources