from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several long-legged shore birds of the genus Recurvirostra, characterized by a long, slender, upturned beak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of four species of wading birds in the genus Recurvirostra, of the family Recurvirostridae, with long, slender recurved bills, long legs, and webbed feet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A grallatorial bird, of the genus Recurvirostra; the scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip. The American species is Recurvirostra Americana.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See avoset.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
French avocette, from Italian avocetta.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French avocette, from Italian avosetta. (Wiktionary)