Definition of Greenshank

1. Noun. Large European sandpiper with greenish legs.

Exact synonyms: Tringa Nebularia
Generic synonyms: Sandpiper
Group relationships: Genus Tringa, Tringa



Definition of Greenshank

1. n. A European sandpiper or snipe (Totanus canescens); -- called also greater plover.

Definition of Greenshank

1. Noun. A wading bird, ''Tringa nebularia'', that has long greenish legs and is native to Eurasia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greenshank

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Medical Definition of Greenshank

1. A European sandpiper or snipe (Totanus canescens). Synonym: greater plover. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenshank

greenmailing
greenmails
greenmarket
greenmarkets
greenness
greennesses
greenockite
greenockites
greenroom
greenrooms
greens
greensand
greensands
greenscreen
greenscreens
greenshank (current term)
greenshanks
greenshirt
greensick
greensickness
greensicknesses
greenside
greenskeeper
greenskeepers
greenskeeping
greenspace
greenspaces
greenstick fracture
greenstone
greenstones

Literary usage of Greenshank

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1. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"THE greenshank is a summer visitant in Britain, and most numerous during its ... The greenshank appears to give no exclusive preference to flat countries, ..."

2. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"To the justice of this remark I cannot assent, as the specific description does answer to the greenshank, and has hy all other authors heen quoted as such. ..."

3. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE greenshank. Totanus glottis. THE greenshank is not very abundant as a species, and may be considered as a regular visitor in varying numbers at about ..."

4. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1855)
"IN Europe, the greenshank visits Russia and Scandinavia generally, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Lapland, Germany, France, Holland, Switzerland, and Italy. ..."

5. The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. by William Jardine (1842)
"greenshank, TOTANUS GLOTTIS.—Scolopax glottis,. Linn. ... In Scotland, whether in summer or in winter, the greenshank is only a straggling visitor, ..."

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