Definition of Dowitcher

1. Noun. Shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe.




Definition of Dowitcher

1. n. The red-breasted or gray snipe (Macrorhamphus griseus); - - called also brownback, and grayback.

Definition of Dowitcher

1. Noun. Any of three long-legged and long-billed migratory wading birds in the genus ''Limnodromus'' of the family Scolopacidae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dowitcher

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Medical Definition of Dowitcher

1. The red-breasted or gray snipe (Macrorhamphus griseus). Synonym: brownback, and grayback. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowitcher

dowelling
dowels
dower
dowered
doweries
dowering
dowerless
dowers
dowery
dowf
dowfness
dowie
dowier
dowiest
dowing
dowitcher (current term)
dowitchers
dowl
dowlas
dowlases
dowle
dowles
dowless
dowlne
dowlnes
dowlney
dowls
down
down(a)
down(p)

Literary usage of Dowitcher

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1. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"They are spry, like the young of most ground birds, and in a marvellously short time become self-supporting. 232. LONG-BILLED dowitcher. ..."

2. Feathered Game of the Northeast by Walter Herbert Rich (1907)
"marsh gunning, but for myself, my shooting ability furnishes all the charm of uncertainty needed. THE BROWN-BACK. dowitcher. RED-BREASTED SNIPE. ..."

3. The Birds of Manitoba by Ernest Thompson Seton (1891)
"Long-billed dowitcher, or Red-breasted Snipe. Common, chiefly as a migrant in the western part of the province ..."

4. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1907)
"Some form of the dowitcher occurs on the coast of Ecuador (Sal- ... The long-billed dowitcher is only a straggler in spring on the Atlantic coast, ..."

5. Birds of North America by Jim Roetzel (2007)
"Well known across the Northern Hemisphere, the Dunlin will nest SHORT-BILLED dowitcher ... dowitcher ..."

6. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"The dowitcher is a bird of the inner beach and still waters, the tidal flat and the ... Very similar to the dowitcher, but slightly larger; bill longer; ..."

7. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"A low rattle from this species dropping down to alight (Mastic, May 18), and a startled "chee" from an extra tame Long-billed dowitcher in Florida flushed ..."

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