"redshank" Definition

  1. n. A common Old World limicoline bird (Totanus calidris), having the legs and feet pale red. The spotted redshank (T. fuscus) is larger, and has orange-red legs. Called also redshanks, redleg, and clee.
  2. n. The fieldfare.
  3. n. A bare-legged person; -- a contemptuous appellation formerly given to the Scotch Highlanders, in allusion to their bare legs.

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Words that start with "redshank": 1
Words that end with "redshank": 1
Words that contain "redshank": 1
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