Definition of Greater yellowlegs

1. Noun. A variety of yellowlegs.

Exact synonyms: Tringa Melanoleuca
Generic synonyms: Yellowlegs

Definition of Greater yellowlegs

1. Noun. A shorebird of North America characterized by its yellow legs, scientific name ''Tringa melanoleuca''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greater Yellowlegs

greater sciatic notch
greater spearwort
greater splanchnic nerve
greater stitchwort
greater superficial petrosal nerve
greater supraclavicular fossa
greater than
greater thans
greater trochanter
greater tuberosity of humerus
greater tympanic spine
greater water parsnip
greater whitethroat
greater wing of sphenoid bone
greater yellowlegs (current term)
greater zygomatic muscle
greatest common divisor
greatest common divisors
greatest common factor
greatest length
greatest thing since sliced bread

Literary usage of Greater yellowlegs

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1. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"In Michigan this bird has practically the same habits and distribution as the greater yellowlegs, which it so closely resembles, and with which it is ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"There were beds of Coots in the larger pools, and sometimes a Pied-billed Grebe or two. In one pool was a flock of some fifteen greater yellowlegs. ..."

3. The Water-fowl Family by Leonard Cutler Sanford, Louis Bennett Bishop, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1903)
"... of the greater yellowlegs has been recently described by Mr. William Brewster (Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, Vol. ..."

4. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1904)
"The other species whose eggs were previously unknown are Richardson's merlin, greater yellowlegs, belted piping plover, Nelson's, Leconte's and Harris's ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The greater yellowlegs ( T. melanoleucus) inhabits durmg some part of the year nearly the entire American continent and breeds chiefly north of the United ..."

6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"... etc., while, because of their constant noisy calling, they are known to gunners as tattlers or tell-tale snipe. The greater yellowlegs (7'. ..."

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