from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Linnean genus of Scolopacidæ, formerly including most of the scolopacine and some other birds, but now restricted to the genus of which the European woodcock, S. rusticula, is the type: in this sense synonymous only with Rusticola. The birds most frequently called snipe belong to the genera Gallinago and Macrorhamphus. See snipe.

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  • noun type of the Scolopacidae: Old World woodcocks


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