from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of the woodcock of North America, Philohela minor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The American woodcock; -- so called from its feeding among the bogs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The American woodcock.


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bog +‎ sucker, from its habit of feeding among bogs.


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  • Obsolete name for the American woodcock. See also: timberdoodle.

    December 7, 2007

  • You've got to be kidding.

    December 7, 2007

  • I kid you not. Woodcocks feed in boggy (swampy) areas.

    December 7, 2007

  • Bilby, I thought the same thing when I saw ... that other bird name! It sounds like one of those trucks that comes to service the portable toilets, doesn't it?! Bog-pumper, that's it. (Hooray for short-term memory.)

    Ick! Poor birdies...

    December 8, 2007

  • Hey, I'm not making these up! (Someone else did.)

    December 9, 2007