Definition of Ringneck

1. n. Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus Ægialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (Æ. semipalmata) and the piping plover (Æ. meloda) are common North American species. Called also ring plover, and ring-necked plover.



Definition of Ringneck

1. Noun. Any of several unrelated birds that have a ringed-neck ¹

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Definition of Ringneck

1. a bird having a ring of color around the neck [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ringneck

1. 1. Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus aegialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (ae. Semipalmata) and the piping plover (ae. Meloda) are common North American species. Synonym: ring plover, and ring-necked plover. 2. The ring-necked duck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ringneck

ringleading
ringless
ringlestone
ringlestones
ringlet
ringleted
ringlets
ringletted
ringlike
ringmail
ringman
ringmaster
ringmasters
ringmen
ringneck (current term)
ringneck dove
ringneck snake
ringnecks
ringolevio
ringpiece
ringpieces
rings
rings in
ringside
ringside seat
ringsider
ringsiders
ringsides
ringspot

Literary usage of Ringneck

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1. American Pheasant Breeding and Shooting by Emmet Augustus Quarles (1916)
"The experiment was not successful and it may be said that the real introduction of the ringneck into the eastern part of the United States occurred in 1887 ..."

2. California for the Sportsman: Being a Collection of Hints as to the Haunts by Al M. Cumming, Allan Dunn, Southern Pacific Company (1911)
"... "ringneck" pheasants—rapidly increasing in California CO (down on the Yuba River flats close by and at Fordyce Lakes and i, about nine miles away), ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"The ringneck is not given to wading, but feeds along the borders of quiet tidal ... The ringneck is not very wild, nor yet as trustful as an Oxeye, but, ..."

4. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"For many years I have studied the characteristics of the 2 distinct species of ringneck pheasants; that is, the English and the Chinese. ..."

5. Our Domestic Birds: Elementary Lessons in Aviculture by John Henry Robinson (1913)
"It is not quite like the ringneck, but, like it, has a white ring around the ... The principal English variety at the present time is a ringneck produced ..."

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